Mickey Keith Acree, age 74, of Perry, FL passed away January 27, 2016 in Moore Haven. He was born September 6, 1941, in Pahokee, FL, to the late William H Acree, Sr. and the late Amelia Doris (Padgett) Acree. He faithfully attended the Palmdale Baptist Church in Palmdale, FL and Athena Missionary Baptist Church in Perry, FL.
Mickey received his United States Army draft notice on November 22, 1963, serving actively from December 12, 1963, to December 10, 1965, and then in the reserves through December 11, 1969. He proudly served with the men of the 123rd Transportation Company APO SF 96321 USARV as supply handler/radio operator, rank of SP E4(T), decorations of Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Sharpshooter (rifle). He is a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Upon returning home to Belle Glade, FL, on March 13, 1966, he became business partners with W.H. Acree, Jr. and Rudolph Hooks, Sr. as a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee, as owner/supervisor serving the Lake Okeechobee area. The second generation business partners are nieces, Doris Acree Lewis and Lisa Acree Barton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 ½ years, Nina Dale Powell Acree; daughter Kara Acree Cline (Earl); son Mickey K. Acree, Jr. (Melanie); sister; Judy Acree Arthur, and preciously loved nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and so blessed by many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, W.H. Acree, Jr. (Florence), Donald G. Acree (Maryann) and sisters, Peggy Acree French (Terry) and Nanette Acree Warren (Willis).
Funeral services was held Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Maple Grove Baptist Church, 12777 E SR 78 NW, Moore Haven, FL 33471 with Pastor Earl Cline and Pastor David McMullen officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle