|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1938|
|Death: ||May 23, 2007|
Frank Ray Akers of Roanoke died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.C. McPeak officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965. He served as a volunteer for Easter Seals and played music for the Easter Seals Children's Camp in Craig County for many years. He was a member of the Roanoke Airport Breakfast Lions Club and devoted himself to many volunteer services including emceeing the Craig County Fall Festival and playing Santa Claus in the New Castle Christmas Parade and other charitable events over his lifetime. A true lover of music with the stage name of Don Day, he was known throughout the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Noah Scott and Beatrice Monday Akers, his mother and stepfather, Cordell Christian and Jesse Roscoe Huffman; and a sister, Emily A. Quesenberry. Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Wade Scott Akers of Atlanta, Ga., and Joshua Huffman-Hughes Akers of Roanoke; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie Janelle and Dennis Hodges of Atlanta, Ga.; two granddaughters, Jessica Janelle Scaggs of Salem and Sara Nicole Hodges of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy P.H. and Betty Ann Akers; two sisters and brother-in-law, Renetta and the Rev. J.C. McPeak of Wytheville, Dreama Akers Poore of Elliston; two special friends, Nancy Carol Mattox of New Castle and Margaret Ann Akers of Roanoke; three important lifelong friends, Bob Carroll, Rex Hale and Danny Vernon; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives that he loved so much. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 26, from noon until 2 p.m. (service time) at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church or anytime at the home of the Rev. J.C. and Renetta McPeak. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals of a charity of choice. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.
This obituary was published in the Wytheville Enterprise.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: James Brady
Record added: May 27, 2007
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Added: May. 18, 2010