Memorial for Robert Michael Acker

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Visitation: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel

Funeral: 10:00 AM Monday, September 21st, 2015
Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel

Interment: Monday, September 21st, 2015
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens

Robert Michael Acker was born on August 4th, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to O. L. and Shirley J. Acker. He graduated from Jenks High School in 1983. Throughout his school years, he was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 66, where his father was Scoutmaster. He went on to attain Life Scout.

Following his graduation he worked on the family farm in Idabel, OK for a while. Returning to Tulsa, he got a job working in construction having learned woodworking from his father.

During his life, his interests included Harley Davidson Motorcycles, building, music, art, and animals. Mike was a gifted musician, able to play piano and guitar. He was a band leader. Mike was also a talented artist. Some of his pencil drawings are framed and hanging in his mother's home.

He loved his dogs -- first Cruiser who was a champion pulling Pit Bull, followed by Baby Powder, the white Pit Bull that would climb the ladder to help Mike as he roofed his parent's house. He rescued a magnificent Mackaw - Billie and an african grey parrot named Harley who provided much entertainment as they conversed with one another.

His plans included building a house for his mom next to the house he would build for himself and his wife, Patty.

Other than Patty, Mike's greatest love was the freedom and the "wind beneath his wings" as they rode his beloved Harley.

In 2008, Mike accepted God as his Savior and was baptized. Mike died on September 14th, 2015.

Mike had an enormous heart and would help anyone. He will be missed by many, especially those who had come to rely on him in times of need.

Mike is survived by his wife, Patty; mother, Shirley J. Acker, both of Jenks; sister, Janet Irwin of Norman, OK; stepchildren, Amanda Ragsdale & husband, Monty of Catoosa and Allen Pugh & husband, Jessica of Owasso; and nieces, Alexis Irwin of Dallas, Chelsea Irwin of Houston, and Meghan Irwin of Norman.

He was preceded in death by his father, O. L. Acker.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2015, at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home - Westwood Chapel in Tulsa, Oklahoma with interment at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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