Charles Henderson Acres, 91, of Oneida, passed away May 27, 2014, at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville.

Born in Oneida, January 11, 1923, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Moses and Annie Butler Acres; brothers, Walter and Dan Acres; and sisters: Grace Russell, and Christine and May Acres.

He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1957, was a World War II veteran, serving in the 7th Army Division, when on D-Day, was in the 3rd wave to invade Omaha Beach. He later transferred to the 3rd Army under General Patton. He was a member of the Oneida Police Department for 18 years; served as Deputy Sheriff under his uncle, Frank Butler, and Dorsey Rosser; and was in charge of the CEDA Program.

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He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanette Hubbard Acres; children: Mildred Ann (Rodney) Houston, Charles Michael (Lynn) Acres, James Melvin (Brandi) Acres, and Kevin Anderson (Lorie) Acres; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted May 31, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Terry officiating. Interment followed at Carson Memorial Park with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 136 of Oneida.

Arrangements by West-Murley Funeral Home.

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