Akers, Willard Russell

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Willard Russell Akers, 87 of Floyd, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2022. He is preceded in death by his son, Davis Akers. Russell was a farmer for all of his life and served in the Army.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bernice Akers; sisters, Dott Hale (David) and Margie Conner; sisters-in-law, Rosie Altizer (Gene) and Ruth Moran; brothers-in-law, Tazwell Altizer, Teddy Altizer, Tommy Altizer, Phillip Altizer (Norma Jean), and Lawrence Altizer; special nephew and niece, Michael & Lisa Miller; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Turpin and Pastor Kenny Farley officiating. Interment will follow in the Lester Cemetery with Military Rites by the Army National Guard. The family will receive friends from Noon until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.