Akers, Eric Daniel

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Eric Daniel Akers, 45, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Eric was born to Sandra Hylton and Ricky Akers on January 1, 1976, at the old Radford Community Hospital in Radford, Va.

He graduated from Auburn High School in 1993. Eric owned his own construction company for 25 years, E.A. Construction Inc. Eric was a very talented and skilled carpenter, builder and custom cabinet maker. Eric had a passion for gardening, cooking, fishing, bowling and took pride in his flower beds. But his greatest love and pleasure in life was spending time with his kids. Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Shirley and Charlie Akers of Barren Springs; and his maternal grandparents, Beatrice and William Matney Jr. of Christiansburg.

Eric is survived by his dad, Ricky Akers and fiancée, Myra Albert, of Pulaski; mom, Sandra Hylton of Christiansburg; daughter, Sophie Michelle Akers 12; son, Jack Daniel Akers 5; stepson, Tyler Cook 18; and their mother, Lindsay Pace; brothers, Ricky Allen Akers, Andrew and Danielle Akers; sisters, Courtney and Kara Albert, and tons of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, many friends and more.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday June 27, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Christiansburg Assembly of God, 1861 Mud Pike Rd., Christiansburg, VA 24073.