DeWayne “JR” Allen Ackerman Jr.
August 13, 1994 ‒ March 24, 2021
DeWayne “JR” Allen Ackerman Jr. 26, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, March 24th, 2021.
Born August 13, 1994 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of DeWayne Allen & Vicki (Wagner) Ackerman. JR attended Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. He graduated in the Spring of 2013 and would go on to further his education at Ohio Dominican University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance. In the summer before his senior year in college, he traveled over to Korea with the Creative Actions Initiative where he would teach English, before returning home to in the fall to finish his degree.
JR worked for Superior Plastics Inc. in Plain City as a machine operator. He was an author, a comedian. He enjoyed being in nature and loved all animals. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him, was impacted by his grace and wisdom. He educated so many, he humbled even more. His heart and soul were truly one of a kind. This world, will feel the hurt this loss will bring.
JR was proceeded in death by his father, and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Vicki (Jarrett) Jumper; brother and partner in crime Austin Ackerman; nephew and godson Rowan James Ackerman; step-brother Thomas Jumper; step-sisters Karina Jumper, and Emma (Dustin McClay) Jumper; uncle Doug Ackerman.
JR cherished the times that he spent with his family, friends. Those close to him will remember his smile, quick wit, and his laugh. JR phrase was “Your life will become better by making other’s lives better”- Will Smith. To remember JR, plant a tree, enjoy a cup of coffee, or read a good book and reflect on the day.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015, where family and friends may call from Noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements