Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 28, 1989, for Parker Otto Ackley, 86, an author of gunsmithing books and a local gun shop owner.Comment on this story
Ackley died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1989, of natural causes.Ackley, one of the founders of the Trinidad State Junior College School of Gunsmithing, Trinidad, Colo., moved to the Holladay area in 1951 and opened a gun shop behind his house.
He was the author of gunsmithing and hand-loading books and a magazine columnist. He was prominent for his work on wildcat cartridges and custom rifle barrels.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 South. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.