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Since: Jan 09

Chesterfield, MO

#1 Jan 28, 2009
I was just wondering what is in the old homeplace on Dr. ackers clinic and also, what is in his former house? i haven't been to neon in years and remember this doctor very well as i saw him many times as a child. i was very young when the murder took place,but i remember bits and pieces. Anyone know anything or remember him?

United States

#2 Jan 31, 2009
family lives in the house now

Since: Oct 08

United States

#3 Feb 4, 2009
Dr. Roscoe Acker died in January of 2001,He was 92 year old at this time of his death.

Dr. Acker continued to work into his 70s and friends applauded him for caring for people regardless of their ability to pay.

In 1985 Dr. Acker was the victim of an attack in which intruders stabbed his 23-year-old daughter, Tammy, to death and stole more than $3 million dollars in cash from his home. Three men were convicted in the attack, Roger Dale Epperson and Benny Lee Hodge are on Kentucky's Death Row and the third plead guilty and is serving a life sentence in a Kentucky prison.

“His happiness ended that night,” said Maynard Hogg, a coal businessman, former Letcher County sheriff and a longtime friend.

A native of Amesbury, Mass., Dr. Acker moved to Letcher County in the 1950s.

He is survived by a daughter, Tawny Acker Hogg of Emmalena; a granddaughter; and two sisters.

Chesterfield, MO

#4 Feb 4, 2009
so,, what is in that old house that he used to have his clinic in? is it still there?

Since: Oct 08

United States

#5 Feb 5, 2009
The house where his clinic was is still there, it's empty and has been for many years.

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Feb 5, 2009
I can remember going to him for years when i was young. Does his family live in the house or did someone buy it? i bet neon sure missed him/

Since: Oct 08

United States

#7 Feb 5, 2009
Someone else bought it and lives in it now.

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Feb 6, 2009
what is in the old shopping center where maloney's was? also, what all is downtown now, if anything?
twitty bird

United States

#9 Mar 9, 2009
i just don't understand why these 3 bastards are not dead already this happen 24 yrs ago i was a very good friend to tammy dee and her family she was a great person and her family were fine ppl they have sit on death row for 24 yrs hell why dont they just kill them the same way they killed her eye for eye life for a life thats the way i see it. how much longer do they get to sit down there? just think how much tax money has been paid to keep them alive i hate all 3 of them.

Pikeville, KY

#10 Mar 9, 2009
the flemings that own fleming superette live in the old house with their 2 grown boys. they r good ppl and take good care of his old place
chicken biscuit

Richmond, KY

#11 Apr 1, 2009
theres a building supply place in the old Maloneys building now. No idea what is in Dr Ackers old clinic. I'm just amazed no druggies have demolished the place looking for stuff to sell.
old drinker

Harold, KY

#12 Jul 29, 2009
dr ackers sold it all beforhe stopedi loved him todeath he wouldlick his lipand say just 20 dollars old friend thats all lol he was a good guymoney got himkilled i wonder to this day how they new he had that kind of money i went to him for years and i allways thought he was as poor as i was the best baby doctor in the country they allways said be a good world if we had more doctors like r j rest in peace old friend
them killing his daughter just broke the old mans heart and soul
colored holler man

Louisville, KY

#13 Jul 29, 2009
you can also buy the book at this its called
A Dark And Bloody Ground..

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Aug 6, 2009
I also grew up going to Dr. Acker or aker not sure of the spelling I left in 1964 and that damn dentist dr Quillen almost ruined my teeth before the age of 14. I have spent a small fortune fixing what he screwed up.also does anyone remember the man sitting with a hat over his private area in the movie theatre. i was 10 and someone said he had a squirrel under that hat. the dumb ass killed himself I think. must have been a rabbit. my spelling sucks.must have been the teachers more interested in the sex at the school/lindalu

Lexington, KY

#15 Aug 6, 2009
The Flemings{Steve, Jan, Devon &: Shane} own Dr. Ackers home and have taken very good care of it, as for his office, the family that built a two-story home right directly in front of it on front street, they own it and use it for storage and things of that nature, the old maloney's and dollar store and paradise pizza mall is now a huge surplus store...never actually been in it but they say it's nice, neon has changed alot from when my mom was a kid she said she missed it.

Pikeville, KY

#16 Sep 22, 2009
chevygurl wrote:
I was just wondering what is in the old homeplace on Dr. ackers clinic and also, what is in his former house? i haven't been to neon in years and remember this doctor very well as i saw him many times as a child. i was very young when the murder took place,but i remember bits and pieces. Anyone know anything or remember him?
steve and jane fleming lives in his house now...

Winchester, KY

#17 Feb 17, 2010
They have tore down Dr.Akers old office now. I heard that it is going to be turned into parking for the neighbors big trucks. Not for sure about that, its just what I heard about it, but I do know that the building has been officially tore down.
old times

Winchester, KY

#18 Mar 11, 2010
there's not a lot left in neon now. it is sad because when i was a kid, we could walk to town and get a hamburger at the rexall, go shopping at dawhares, hush's, or the p and q. i feel like my child has really missed out on all of that. we never had to run to whitesburg for every little thing. we could get it in town. i sure miss that. i remember dr. acker saying the same thing, that's just 20 dollars. lol. he was a nice man. when you went to him, that was it. you didn't stay sick and have to keep coming back for more visits. of course, he gave you a shot and now they don't hardly ever give shots anymore.

Chesterfield, MO

#19 Jun 10, 2010
bluenightingale wrote:
<quoted text>steve and jane fleming lives in his house now...
dope money built that house dope money got him robed and killed in the house then dope money bought the house agin and mite i say they look to be doing real good

Chesterfield, MO

#20 Jun 10, 2010
his daughter was killed in it over dope money sorry i got it wrong

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