Akers, Ronald Dean

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Ronald Dean Akers, age 73, of Walton, died, Monday, January 31, 2022. He was born in Montgomery County, VA on March 10, 1948 to the late Archie Irvin and Frances Lytton Akers. He was also preceded in death by a special aunt, Hazel Lytton.

Dean played gospel music with different groups throughout the years, lastly having been in God’s Country Boys.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Smith Akers; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Debbie Akers, Justin and Alechia Akers, Greg and Christina Akers; daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and David Musick, Rachael and Tim Quesenberry; stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Joe and Judy Meyer, Lindsey and Vicki Akers, Toby Akers and Carmen Sansone; grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Cody, Brooke, Adam, Keri, Austin, Rylee, Sarah, Lannie, Stella; great-grandchild, Mason; step-grandchildren, Shane, Allison, T.J., Kayla, Joe, Elizabeth; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dana and Tommy Lester, Teresa and Perry Hall; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Carolyn Akers, Dale (Brown) and Sarah Akers; special friend, Little Josh Thornsbury; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Josh Graham and Pastor Eddie Gallimore officiating. Interment will follow at Lytton Family Cemetery, Walton. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.