Acie Ingersoll

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Acie Lee Ingersoll, Pollard, Ark., was born April 21, 1930 in Los Angeles, Calif. He died on February 9, 2013 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. at the age of 82.

He is survived by six children and stepchildren, 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was a Korean War veteran.

He is survived by his son: Matthew Compau of Arizona, and Ronald Ingersoll of California; four stepchildren: Richard Harrison, Florida, Carol Hafer, Phoenix, Az.; Lynn Hadley, Chicago, Ill. and Sharon Johnson, Daytona, Fla. The American flag was presented to his caretaker Angela McIntosh following burial.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Ingersoll.

Acie served in the U.S. Marine Corps 1947-54. He was honorably discharged as a master sergeant who fought in the Korean War where he sustained a service-related injury that disabled him for the remainder of his life. He lived in Pollard but eventually resided in the Veterans Home in John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

He was a decorated war hero, having earned numerous awards and commendations for his service, including the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps. Medal, Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal, Combat Action

Ribbon, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal and Marine Corps. Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifelong patriot.

Acie was a writer and actor and member of the Thespian Society and member, supporter and contributor of the Clay County Arts Council. He broke into acting during his tenure in Los Angeles Calif., performing under the AKA Lee Inger and appeared in films with John Wayne, as well as starring in the F-Troop series and playing "extra" roles in numerous films and television programs.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at New Hope Cemetery in Pollard, Ark. with Jim McIntosh officiating.