Rodney K. Acton, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died peacefully at his home at 9:20 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022.

Rodney was born April 8, 1934, at Frankfort in Ross County, Ohio to Roger Cory and Melba Ruth Garrison Acton.

He was a housing authority inspector for Fayette County and owner of the Line Shack Saloon.

Rodney was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Cory Acton in 2003; a granddaughter, Kathryn Marie McPherson; his parents and a sister, Judith Dennis Johnson.

Rodney is survived by his wife, the former Mary Frances Waters whom he married March 29, 1957; a daughter, Marie Lynne McPherson and her husband, Greg, of West Jefferson; two granddaughters, Alyson McPherson of Denver, CO and Emily McPherson Havak and her husband, Michael, of Hilliard and a great grandson, Mackenzie Gerald Havak.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will be observed.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date with burial of the cremains in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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  • Ruthann McCray says:

    Mary, so sorry to hear this news. We had a lot of good times and memories from our high school days! Please accept my condolences

  • Bob Stackhouse says:

    Sending Prayers to your family. Rodney will be missed.

    Bob and Wileen Stackhouse

  • Jim Cooper says:

    So sorry to hear of Rodney’s passing he was a great guy & will be missed by many, Thoughts & Prayers go to Mary & the family.
    Jim & Fran Cooper