Eldon R. Akers
Eldon R. Akers, 90, of Colmar died at 2:51 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009 in the Hancock County Shelter Care Home, Augusta.
He was born July 14, 1919 in Burnside to Sidney T. and Almettie P. (Simmons) Akers. He married Evelyn V. Dixon on January 24, 1948 in Columbia, Mo. She preceded him in death August 15, 2006.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Adron, George and Loren Akers, and a sister, Avery Allen.
He is survived by two sons, Harold (Debbie) Daniels, Colmar, and Howard (Shari) Daniels, Macomb; seven grandchildren, Melanie Gregoire, Melinda Daniels, Melissa Lovell-Love, Michelle Kerr, Melissa Lemke, Justin Daniels and Andrew Daniels; 20 great-grandchildren, Courtney Rossmark, T.C. Robison, Emily Robison, Blaine Oliver, Lyle Daniels, Laura Daniels, Mark Lovell, Christian Lovell, Marissa Lovell, Ali Kerr, Abi Kerr, Ani Kerr, Carson Kerr, Kiley Daniels, Judd Daniels, Caitlyn Daniels, Matthew Lemke, Bradley Lemke, Taylor Lemke and Gabrielle Daniels; one great-great-grandson, Avrin Latham; and one brother, James (Edna) Akers, Carthage.
He was a retired farmer. He attended the St. Mary’s Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and bowling and cherished the time he spent with his beloved family. He was a WW II Army veteran serving his country with the Third Infantry Division.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Hamilton Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Rev. Tom Spain officiating.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery with military rites by Plymouth American Legion Post # 912.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Cemetery Association.