Mr. Jeremy Ryan Acree, aka “Forrest Gump of Mt. Sterling,” 42, of Mt. Sterling, Indiana, came into this life on July 14, 1979, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the son of Robert “Bubby” Lloyd Acree and Carol Ann (Spratt) Elkins. He grew up in Henry County, Kentucky, where he attended high school. Jeremy was married on April 18, 2015, to Amanda Catheryn Baker in Taylorsville, Kentucky. This union was blessed with two children, Whitney Renee and Cole Ryan Acree. Jeremy was employed in construction for Devin Scudder for several years. He later owned and operated his construction business and remodeled homes for several years. He was then employed as a heavy equipment operator for Phoenix Services at North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky for a year. Jeremy attended Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Indiana. Jeremy’s greatest blessing, pride and joy were his children. He loved everything John Deere and Carhartt. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, camping, mowing yards, campfires and his dog, Wiggles. He also enjoyed tinkering, working on houses and building. Jeremy died at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2022, at Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Jeremy is survived by his partner, Amanda Catheryn (Baker) Acree of Mt. Sterling, IN; his children, Whitney Renee and Cole Ryan Acree of Mt. Sterling, IN; his mother, Carol Ann (Spratt) Elkins of LaGrange, KY; his maternal grandmother, Angela Spratt of Louisville, KY; his sister, Jennifer Sparks and her husband, Stan of Shelbyville, KY; his nephews and nieces, Kenneth Sparks, Seth Wilkinson and Haley Sparks and his several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, Robert “Bubby” Lloyd Acree; his paternal grandparents, Achie Pauline Acree and Charles William Acree; his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Landon Spratt.
Jeremy’s wishes were to be cremated. No service is organized at the moment.
Memorial contributions may be made to his children’s education fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com