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Ellis Eugene Acton Obituary

Seymour Daily Tribune
Ellis Eugene Acton
September 21, 2006

VeteranEllis Eugene Acton, 78, North Vernon, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at Jennings Health Care Center.

Mr. Acton was a self-employed truck driver and a veteran of the United States Navy, during World War II. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Seymour, and Grayford Road Church. He enjoyed fishing, gospel quartets and calling square dances.

Born Oct. 9, 1927, in Brownstown, he was a son of Charles and Yvonne Carpenter Acton, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Avis Acton, who survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Pam Woodall, and six sons, Tony Acton and Tim Acton, Seymour, Thomas Acton, Columbus, Charles Acton, Ellettsville, and Ronald Acton and Richard Acton, both of North Vernon; a sister, Mae Morris, Muncie; and three brothers, Bill and Larry Acton, Columbus, and Jerry Acton, Brownstown; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Willis Acton.

The Rev. Jerry Barnhart will conduct military graveside services at 11 a.m. Friday at Vernon Cemetery.