Claude Eugene “Gene” Akers, 72, of Snowville, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Born Jan. 18, 1945, he was a member of Unity Christian Church in Radford and served in the U. S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.
He was a propane gas truck driver for over 25 years and a local commissioned minister. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred W. and Ruby T. Akers, 3 brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Annie Bocock Akers; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and David Phillips of Snowville; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jennifer Akers of Belspring; 8 grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Jordan, Kayden, R. J., Erika, Emily and Michaela; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 4, 2017 at Unity Christian Church in Radford with Rev. Wendy Wilson officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin with full military honors.
The family received friends onTuesday evening at the Mullins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Unity Christian Church, 400 Tyler Avenue, Radford, VA 24141.
The Akers family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.