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John Richard Akers

John Richard Akers, 33, of York, SC, passed away November 2, 2017 at his residence.  John was born August 24, 1984 in Beckley, West Virginia to Rick and Arlene Akers.  He was preceded in death by Great Grandmother, Elsie White; Grandfather, John Akers, Sr.; and “Uncle” Rick Lane.  John enjoyed spending time with his family, loved football and was a huge Carolina Panthers fan, Nascar and Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan, fishing, and spending time with his friends.  He also loved to visit and travel back home to West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, John is survived by his wife, Kelly Dowdy Akers; children, Bethany Akers, Baylee Akers, Addy Akers, and Ben Wallace; sisters, Marie Akers Williams and husband Danny and Tiffany Akers Apple and husband Joe; nieces, Brittany Akers Walden and husband Chris, Cassy Williams, Chloe Poole, Hanna Dowdy, McKayla Dowdy, Jessie and Kendall, Brittany and Kaylee Summey; nephews, Wesley Summey, Austin Callejas, and Brennan; Mother in law, Rita Dowdy; Father in law, Luther Dowdy and Lisa Bell; Grandparents, Dora Coburn and Pat Akers; Great Niece, Claire Walden; Great Nephew, Clayton Williams; and numerous close friends.

John’s family will be holding a Memorial gathering at his parent’s home in York, SC on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 4:00 p.m – until. 

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My deepest condolences to family and friends. God knows our hearts and he knows how sad we are now. Soon His promise regarding sickness and death will be gone.
(Revelation 21:3, 4) Friend

Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Akers

Greg and Heather Akers, Dover Delaware Nov 6 2017 12:00 AM

Sincerest wishes in empathy, remain diligent and seek strength in each other through Christ. I never knew John but I do remember Cool Ridge and his namesake - Uncle John. John Richard will live on as well, through you as his most loved family and - eternally in Jesus. We understand loss and cannot express enough - empathy and healing prayer for you all.
Father, we thank you for every moment, please bless this family with peace and healing in sweet Jesus name! Amen

Greg Akers (Lee Akers youngest son) 2nd cousin to John Nov 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Akers

Roy hoyle Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Akers

Brittany Kaley Wesley Summey and Austin Callejas Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Akers

Yolanda Mobley Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Akers

Rachel (hernandez) adkins Nov 4 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers and condolences to the family and children, I didn't know this man I knew his sisters, my condolences go out to everyone.

Melinda Lester Nov 4 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Kelly and family... I am so very sorry to learn of your loss of John.

Fortunately, death is only a temporary part of life. Jesus promised us a wonderful resurrection of the dead (John 5:28,29/1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14), so we have the hope of being reunited with our deceased loved ones. In the meantime, even though the pain of loss through death may sometimes seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure the coming months (Psalm 46:1).

Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. John

John Sonnenfeld Nov 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Akers

Lisa weiford Nov 4 2017 12:00 AM

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