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Dr. Robert Halfacre

November 7, 1926 — May 29, 2014

Dr. Robert A. Halfacre, age 87 of Woodley Terrace, Boaz, Alabama, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his residence.

Service will be held Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Bro. Chip Vann and Bro. Mike Spivey will be officiating; Johnny C. Brewer will provide the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. McRae Funeral Home, Boaz is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the Church.

Dr. Halfacre was born in Decatur, Alabama on Nov. 7, 1926 to Alton Hamilton and Lilla May Gray Halfacre. He graduated from Riverside High School in Decatur in 1944 and Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1949. He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII as an Aviation Radioman. In 1952 he married Peggy Ruth Lusk in Gadsden, Alabama. He practiced optometry for more than 50 years. He enjoyed playing drums with "The Sophisticated Swingers". He was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church and an avid Auburn fan.

Dr. Halfacre is survived by his Wife: Peggy Lusk Halfacre of Boaz, Daughters and Sons-in-Law: Susan & Bruce Morton of Athens and Sally & Richard Grimes of Boaz, Grandchildren: John Robert Morton, Melissa Morton Martin and Ken, John Walter & Kasie Grimes and James Matthew Grimes, 9 Great Grandchildren, Brother & sister-in-Law: Ross Fulton & Janet Keener of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter: Wendy Grimes Poole.

A special thank you to caregivers: Mildred Kelley & Marilyn Thomas and friend: Billy Chapman.

Pallbearers will be John Robert Morton, James Matthew Grimes, Kenneth John Martin, John Walter Grimes, Johnny Coby Brewer and Jonathon Michael Tapp.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 117 College Ave., Boaz, AL 35957


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