Frederick "Fred" Howard Acker, 80, of Arlington, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Clara Acker, daughter Sandra Acker, granddaughter Samantha Acker, and two brothers, Terry and Norris Acker. Mr. Acker retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service. He was a veteran of the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He was committed to helping young adults adjust their lives for the better with his community service both in the Navy and his personal life. After the navy service, Mr. Acker worked on numerous successful business projects, many on an international scale. He was dearly loved and his contributions to many lives will be missed. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 15 from 6-8pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. There will be a graveside Celebration of Life service at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Rd, Memphis Tn. 38125 at 11am on Tuesday, July 16th.