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John Akers, 82, of Meadow Bridge, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a short illness. Born November 16, 1934, at Wriston, WV, he was the son of the late Ken Denward and Thelma Pearl Painter Akers. Mr. Akers was of the Christian faith and was a retired coal miner.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by 2 sisters and 7 brothers.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Rebecca Redden Akers, 2 daughters: Terry Simms (Darrell) of Rainelle and Velda Akers Belcher (Timothy) of Meadow Bridge.
2 sons: Gary Akers (Joyce) of Morgantown and John Akers (Marie) of Hines.
3 sisters: Audrey Thacker, Mazel Ramey both of KY and Ruth Baggi of Rainelle. 4 Brothers: Hobert of Nettie, Paul of Danese, Wilbert of Meadow Bridge and Robert Akers of Williamsburg.
12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Wallace & Wallace funeral chapel of Rainelle with Pastor Chad Smailes officiating.
Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville.
Family and friends may gather with the family on Monday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting wallaceandwallacefh.com
Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace, Inc., of Rainelle.
Published on October 21, 2017
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