Obituaries 2-18

Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 at 09:16 AM.

David Dean Acree has gone home to be with the Lord. He had a moment of peace before passing into eternal peace.

David was born in Richmond, Va., and enjoyed growing up on or near the sea. He loved his family and tried to stay close no matter how many times they moved. He had been a long time resident of Florida, loving the abundance the sea had to offer his palate.

David is pre-deceased by Kiddo and Charlie Durham and Christine and Walter Acree, his grandparents. He is survived by his parents, Walter and Jackie Acree; his siblings, Skip, Richard, and Jo; and his daughter, Rena Cooper; along with countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A chef in his own right, he loved preparing extravagant meals for large groups of people. One primary target was his co-workers at the Northwest Florida Daily News where he served faithfully for more than 20 years. But he would lay out a gourmet meal to any group that gathered. Also an enthusiast of music of all kinds and accomplished piano player, he was prone to burst into song at anytime (especially around sweet women).

He was given two of his most desired wishes in December. First, his family was able to gather for a wonderful Christmas and second, his beloved Redskins made it to the playoffs by wiping up the field with Dallas.

David expressed his joy and confidence in his Savior Jesus Christ. We are able to go on without him because he has no more pain, no more pills, no more doctors, no more confusion. We love you David and will miss you always. Save a dance for me.

A farewell celebration for friends and family will be held in Point Washington at the Point Washington Methodist Church at 2:30 pm. March 17.

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