Mr. Earl Ray Acup, 83, of Taylorville, IL died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
He was born in East Alton, IL on May 1, 1938 the son of Josh and Eunice (Beatty) Acup. He married Dayna L. Ray on December 18, 1982 in Lincoln, IL.
Mr. Acup retired from the Illinois State Police as a Master Sergeant. He served in the United States Naval Reserve's and was a social member of V.F.W. Post 4495 in Taylorville, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and was a 60-year member of the Taylorville Moose Club.
Surviving are his wife Dayna Acup of Taylorville, IL. a son Steven (Tammy) Acup of Florida, with 2 granddaughters Anna and Stephanie Acup of Virginia a son Dayne Altman of Lincoln, IL with a grandson Aaron (Danielle) Altman of Decatur, IL and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Lloyd Acup.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL. Tom Bellegante will officiate. Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid is assisting his family.