Charles Richard Akers, a resident of Fulton, died Aug. 3 at the Fulton Nursing and Rehab Center in Fulton. He was 83.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Pentecostal Tabernacle Water Valley, with Rev. Marcus McClure and Rev. Carl Kizer officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant View Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, in Fulton, from 5 - 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Luverne Slaughter Akers, whom he married March 14, 1959; his children; Steve (Jackie) Akers, of Fulton, Douglas (Denise) Akers, of Fulton, Ralph (Becky) Akers, of Florida, Danny Akers, of Bell City, Anthony (Susan) Akers, of Gobles, Mich., Dennis (Colette) Akers, of Crutchfield, and Judy Lark of St. Albans, W.V.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Curtis Akers, of Boone County, W.V., Sharol Akers. of Carpentersville, Ill., and Leon Akers of North Lake, Ill.; two sisters; Peggy Bullen, of Zion, Ill., and Patsy Duffey, of Boone County, W.V.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Baxter and Nessel Wallen Akers; two grandchildren; Clayton Lark and Joey Akers ;and five brothers.
Born Aug. 30, 1935 in Boone County, W.V., he was a member of the Twin City Assembly of God and was a United States Marine Corp veteran, where he served during the Korean Conflict.
He retired from the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Union City, Tenn.
He lived most of his life in this area.
Tributes may be left online at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com/
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