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Robert "Bob" Acree

February 11, 1941 — December 27, 2023

Morrow, Georgia


Lt. Robert "Bob" Acree, a devoted husband, beloved father, and respected member of the Clayton County Police force, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2023, in Riverdale, Georgia. He was born on February 11, 1941, in Atlanta, Georgia. Lt. Acree's commitment to serving his community spanned over four decades as he dedicated 43 years of his life to the Clayton County Police before retiring honorably.

Lt. Acree's admirable career exemplified his unwavering dedication to protecting and serving the citizens of Clayton County. Throughout his tenure, he demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and unwavering professionalism. Lt. Acree's devotion to upholding law and order made a significant impact on the community he served throughout his career.

With a dry sense of humor and a focus on doing the right thing, Lt. Robert "Bob" Acree was known for his outstanding work ethic and his commitment to providing for his family. His character portrayed true integrity and compassion for those around him. He was renowned not only for his commitment to duty but also for being an exceptional provider. Lt. Acree's hard work came from a place of genuine love for his spouse and children.

Outside of his distinguished career, Lt. Acree had a deep appreciation for the sun and the beach. Whenever possible, he would find solace and joy soaking up the rays and feeling the sand beneath his feet. When Bob was not relaxing at the beach he enjoyed the comradery and fellowship he found as a member of the Masons for 43 years.  

On January 2nd, 2024 at Honey Creek Woodlands in Conyers, Georgia, a graveside service will be held to honor Lt. Robert "Bob" Acree's life and contributions to society. The service will commence at 1:00  PM.

Lt. Robert "Bob" Acree is survived by Shirley Acree, his loving wife of over 61 years, from Morrow, GA; Todd Acree and wife Christine from Jackson, GA; Russ Acree and Theresa McClain from Stockbridge, GA; his grandchildren Clint Acree, Brooke Acree, and Rebecca Scoggins; his great-grandson Nathan Scoggins; Jimmy Trollinger, his brother-in-law; Chuck Trollinger and wife Tara, his brother-in-law; and Crystal House, who provided exceptional care throughout Lt. Acree's final years.

Lt. Robert "Bob" Acree will be fondly remembered for his dedication to duty, commitment to family, and unwavering belief in doing the right thing. His contributions to the Clayton County Police force and the community resonate as a testament to his character, professionalism, and unwavering values. He will forever hold a cherished place in the hearts of all those privileged to have known him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

The burial in Honey Creek Woodlands is a Green Cemetery which has restrictions to type of flowers that are accepted so In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Bob’s name to the Alabama Angels Dog Rescue at

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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