He was born October 26, 1943 in Winchester; the son of the late Charles john and Edna Pauline (Rieben) Acklen.
He served his country in the US Army in Vietnam. Mr. Acklen worked as an electrician and plumber for the Franklin Co. Board of Education. He was a member of the Boulevard Church of Christ.
Mr. Acklen was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Schultz.
Surviving are sister, Susan Acklen of Plattsburgh, New York, Niece, Tracey Schuck of Detroit, Michigan, and brother-in-law, Thomas Schuck of the Detroit area in Michigan.
A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.
Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW, Winchester.
Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.