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John Huyler Acheson II, 72, of Indianapolis, sadly and unexpectedly passed away on Oct. 16, 2014, with his loving wife and family at his side.. John was born Sept. 28, 1942, the beloved son of Patricia Jameson Acheson and Cornell (Duke) Woolley Acheson. He was proud to have made Booth Tarkington a great-great-uncle upon his birth. He attended The Orchard Country Day School, graduated from the Culver Military Academy, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University. He proudly served two tours in Vietnam as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, twice received The Purple Heart¸ and remained lifelong friends with many who served with him. He was a strong and proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over four decades, and was a mentor to many in need.. John was a realtor with Landrigan & Company, a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Indiana Association of Realtors and MIBOR. He was also a member of The University Club, The Dramatic Club of Indianapolis and The Indiana Society of Pioneers. John fox hunted with the Traders Point Hunt Club for many years. His passion for horses, sense of humor, bravery and wonderful, giving heart will be truly missed.. John is survived by his cherished wife of 35 years, Becky Beasley Acheson; daughter, Stacia Stark Schoeneman and her husband, Bill Schoeneman; son, Matthew Stark; grandsons, Richard Carter Fortune and Russell Tanner Fortune; mother, Patricia (Patty) Jameson Cochran; brother, Donald Jameson Acheson, and his wife, Clare Fox Acheson; nine first cousins; four nieces; two nephews; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; and one great-great-niece, as well as so many beloved friends and associates.. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Crown Hill Cemetery Gothic Chapel with a full military honors burial and reception to follow.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project (WoundedWarriorProject.org/donate).
Published on  October 22, 2014
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