Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Akerses in:
 • Bridgeport City Cemetery
 • Bridgeport
 • Lawrence County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Willard Akers
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Feb. 4, 1900
Lawrence County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 14, 1977

Willard Akers was born on February 4, 1900 in Lawrence County, Illinois and died on May 14, 1977, the son of Zebedee Almon and Essie (Young) Akers. He married Carrie Alline Leonard on April 3, 1920.

Willard and Carrie had five children: Harold Leon, Wayne Wendall, Robert Eugene, Betty Lou and Vernon Dee.

Services were held and interment was in the Bridgeport City Cemetery, Lawrence County, Illinois.

Submitted by #47824061

* * * * * * * * * * *

Willard Akers, 77, 474 East Olive St., Bridgeport, died at 7 p.m Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

He was born in Lawrence County Feb. 4, 1900 to Zeb and Essie Young Akers.

He was retired from Marathon Oil.

Surviving are his wife, Carrie Leonard Akers; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Cravens, Robinson; sons, Harold of Rt. 1, Sumner, Wayne and Dee of Bridgeport; and Robert of Riffman, Ohio; a sister, Leatha Young of Oblong; a brother, Frank of Rt. 3, Sumner; ll grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A brother, Leon, preceded him in death.

Services will be at the Cunninghan-Nichols Funeral Home, Bridgeport.

Burial will be in Bridgeport City Cemetery.

Officiating will be Phil Young and Edgar Craig.

(Submitted by #47643809)
Family links: 
  Carrie Alline Leonard Akers (1900 - 1990)
  Harold Leon Akers (1920 - 1977)*
  Wayne W Akers (1922 - 1995)*
  Wayne Wendall Akers (1922 - 1995)*
  Robert E Akers (1925 - 2000)*
  Betty Lou Akers Cravens (1930 - 2017)*
*Calculated relationship
Married Apr. 3, 1920
Parents of Harold, Wayne, Bob, Betty and Dee

Bridgeport City Cemetery
Lawrence County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Charlotte Eagleson Sechr...
Record added: Nov 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31236649
Willard Akers
Added by: Janice (Teel) Crites
Willard Akers
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Alethea England
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 Added: Aug. 27, 2014

- Janice (Teel) Crites
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service