Terry Leon Ackerman

Terry Leon Ackerman, age 57, of Palmetto, Florida, passed away on August 31, 2022.

He was born March 8, 1965, in Tampa, Florida. He was the son of the late Henry Ackerman and Mary Spikes Ackerman. Growing up, he attended St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Terry graduated from Manatee High School in 1983 where he excelled in football as the kicker and punter for the Hurricanes. After finishing school, he worked for Dillard Smith Construction for some time, and he also was employed at many restaurants as a cook where he was known as "ReRun." Terry had a love for fishing like none other. He was an avid fisherman who fished every time he got the chance.

He was preceded in death by brothers Willie Ackerman and Ozell Ackerman. He leaves to cherish his memories, brother, Mozell (Sheron) Ackerman, sisters, Osie Ackerman-Sailes and Jacqueline Ball, nephews Bertram (LaFran) Lawton and Alan Ackerman, nieces Vanzetta Thomas, Gladys Sailes, Alana (Les) Hewitt, ArdranaWalton, Regenique Hendry, and Reginae Hendry, a special cousin, Aaron Ackerman and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, at the Westside Funeral Home, 204 7th St W., Palmetto, FL 34221. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 A.M. Interment will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 1:00 P.M., at Skyway Memorial Gardens, 5200 US HIGHWAY 19 North, Palmetto, FL 34221.