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By Lacey Gardner

Jonathan Raymond Acker, 51, Wellsville


Wellsville, NY – Jonathan Raymond Acker, 51, of Andover Road, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Wellsville Manor Care Center with his family by his side.

He was born on April 24, 1972, in Wellsville the son of Raymond Henry and Margaret J. (Sherwood) Acker. On September 26, 2009, in Wellsville, he married Lori Coats, who survives.

Jon was born in Wellsville and resided until 1978, when he moved with his family to Massachusetts during the ‘78 blizzard. While growing up, and throughout his adult life and career, he was a Jack of All trades, but was primarily employed as a contractor. He returned to Wellsville in 2008. He adored his grandchildren, was an avid NASCAR fan (especially of #3 Dale Endheart Sr.), and was an animal lover, especially of his many pet dogs and cats.

In addition to his mother, Margaret J. Morissette, and his wife, Lori Acker, he is survived by: two sons, Dane T. (Xandra) Coats, and Darrin T. (Coreen) Coats; fourteen grandchildren, Nola Turner, Levi Coats, Havyn Coats, Mikaela Miller, Trayvin Coats, Xavian Coats, Jack Coats, Rose Coats, Darrin Coats Jr., Tobin Coats, Liam Coats, Nicolas Coats, Anna Marie Mumper, and Christopher Hall; brother, Jason Acker; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and siblings-in-law, especially Dan Coats. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by: two grandchildren, Madilyn Grace Coats and Wesley Coats; maternal grandmother, Florence Sherwood; and mother-in-law, Eleanor Coats.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Wellsville, 34 West State Street. A memorial service will follow at 1 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery.

Please consider memorial donations to Allegany County Cancer Services, PO Box 534, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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