|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1929|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 2011|
John G. Akers, 82, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Valley Baptist Medical Center. He was born February 28, 1929 in Mannsville, OK to William and Ellen Akers.
John received B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Agriculture Education from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. He served five years in the Seabee's with assignments in Subic Bay, Philippines and Sasebo, Japan during the Korean Conflict.
John was a teacher in Haven and Preston, KS for many years where he taught Vocational Agriculture. He also was an instructor and Department Chair of Farm Equipment Mechanics at the North Central Kansas Area Vocational School in Beloit, KS.
After moving to Harlingen, TX, John worked as the farm equipment manager for Don Stone and Sons in Raymondville, TX. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harlingen and life long member of the Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Future Farmers of America, Phi Delta Kappa, and the Masonic Lodge.
John is survived by his wife, Sue of Harlingen; brother, Riley David Akers and his wife, Clara of San Diego, CA; five nieces, Susan Graves, Beth Detellem, Patricia Akers-Healy, Linda Lewellen and Robin Akers; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Neva Van Valkenburg of Arlington, VA; nephews, Jim Van Valkenburg and Ron Boyd; niece, Carol Van Valkenburg. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of John's life will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Harlingen, 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 21, 2011 with the Rev. David Payne officiating.
The family request that those desiring to do so may make memorial donations to the First United Methodist Church, 321 E. Harrison, Harlingen, Texas 78550 or a charity of choice.
You are invited to sign the guestbook or leave a memory at:
Arrangements are with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.
Published Valley Morning Star July 21, 2011
Created by: Candis Laningham
Record added: Jul 21, 2011
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