Aker, George Ellsworth

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George Ellsworth Aker, 83, passed away at his home in Radford on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. He was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy.

He was a graduate of Virginia Tech and retired in 1987 from the VA State Health Department after 33 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wives, Grace Moody Aker and Hester Chambers Aker.

Survivors include several sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, including Patricia Hotchkiss, of St. Louis, Mo.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, at the West End Cemetery in Wytheville with the Rev. Randy Morris officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2008, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Carilion Hospice, 707 Randolph St., Suite 251, Radford, Va. 24141. The Aker family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com