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David R "Socker" Akers
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1916
Death: Oct. 21, 2001

David R. (Socker) Akers

Age 84, of Martin, Ky., passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1916, in Dana, Ky., the son of the late T.B. Akers and Janie Dingus Akers. He was a retired clerical worker for Island Creek Coal Company, a graduate of Alice Lloyd College, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a member of the AMVETS, and John W. Hall Masonic Lodge No. 950, and the DAV. Survivors include one son, Joseph Edward Akers of McDowell, Ky.; one daughter, Nancy Mae Lytle of Marion, In.; five sisters, Toda Tackett and Emadale Boyd, both of Dana, Ky., Malta Howell of McDowell, Ky., Novella Compton of Betsy Layne, Ky., Marie Kirby of Prestonsburg, Ky.; one half-sister, Etta Crisp of Allen, Ky.; three grandchildren, Joseph Cruse Akers, Dalton Reed, Lisa Ann Akers; one great-grandchild, Kelli Suzanne Akers, and a special friend, Nannie Tackett of Martin, Ky. Funeral services for David R. Akers will be conducted Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, Ky., with the clergymen, Clinton Moore and Jimmy Hall, officiating. Burial will follow in the Boyd Cemetery, Dana, Ky., under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Ky. Visitation is at the funeral home.

David enlisted in the army in Jun 1942at Fort Thomas KY and served 43 months. He was a rifle marksman. He participated in the battle of Ryukyas. David was discharged from the army in January 1946 at Camp Atterbury, IN Decorations include American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater w/Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct and WWII Victory medal. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Berry Tecunseh Akers (1879 - 1957)
  Janie Dingus Akers (1888 - 1983)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Edward Akers (1949 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marie Akers Kirby (1908 - 2003)*
  Malta Akers Howell (1910 - 2006)*
  Novella Akers Compton (1911 - 2009)*
  David R Akers (1916 - 2001)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Boyd, John D
Dana
Floyd County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Mitch Dingus
Record added: Jun 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53927769
David R Socker Akers
Added by: Mitch Dingus
 
David R Socker Akers
Added by: Mitch Dingus
 
David R Socker Akers
Added by: Mitch Dingus
 
 
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