Gene "Tiger" Acuff

Funeral service for Gene “Tiger” Larry Acuff was September 19, 2020 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel, Salem, with Pastor Lyndell Decker officiating.

Interment was in the Shaw Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Justin Palecki, Josh Palecki, Patrick Acuff, Eugene Acuff, Raymond Quick and David Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Shaw and Jacob Smith.

Mr. Acuff was born December 26, 1972 in St. Louis to Eugene and Virginia (Sloan) Acuff. He was the father of four children. Mr. Acuff died September 15, 2020 in Salem at the age of 47 years.

Survivors include his children, Justin Palecki, Cuba; Jasmine Werley, Sullivan; Josh Palecki and wife, Angel, Cherryville; Peyton Acuff, Florida; Justine Baumgartner, St. Louis; and Jacob Smith, Cuba; siblings, Jimmy Acuff, St. Louis; Patrick Acuff, Cuba; Eugene Acuff, St. Louis; and Virginia King, Cuba; special friends, Tommy and Tabetha Shaw, Salem; grandchildren, Camdyn Werley and Mya Palecki; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents.