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William Everett Akers

August 10, 1943 August 1, 2019
William Everett Akers
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Rev. William Everett Akers, age 75 of Sidney, Kentucky passed this life on August 1, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 10, 1943 at Ransom, Kentucky to the late Everett Akers and Tilda (Smith) Akers. William had been battling lung cancer for the past two years. He survived septic shock two times and was near death both times. God brought him back to preach at Mt. Zion. It was William’s desire to spread the Gospel. He worked diligently for the Lord since 1969. He was a good servant of God and always remained steadfast. He served as Assistant Pastor and Pastor of the Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church for 50 years.

William was married to his loving wife, Geraldine S. Akers, for 54 years. She was always by his side during his battle with cancer. She helped with the church and anything her husband set out to do. William always said he and Geraldine were a team.

William graduated from Belfry High School where he dearly loved being a Belfry Pirate. He loved and lived football. Number 32 always said if he were young again, he would love to play Belfry football. He attended Pikeville College and was an avid fan of Belfry Pirates, UK Wildcats, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Reds. He was a member of Stone Lodge #890 F and AM, and Pikeville Commandery Chapter and Council. He retired from Eastern Coal Corporation as mine foreman. William was skilled in many ways.

He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Alexa Grace Deskins. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Stepp) Akers, and three children, Melissa Ann (John) Marcum, of Sidney, Ky., Vera (Larry) Tackett of Belfry, Ky., and William Rudolph (Gina) Akers of Irvine, Ky., One brother, Teddy Eugene Akers (Sandie) of Williamson, West Virginia,

Grandchildren: Addison Paige Akers of Irvine, Ky., Anna Morgan Deskins of Sidney, Ky., Shaina (Alex) Johnson of Summerville, South Carolina, Cailee Gabrielle Shea Marcum of Sidney, Ky., and Dr. Christian Tyler Marcum of Sidney, Ky., Lara Tackett of Huddy, Ky., Wesley (Danielle) Deskins of Lexington, Ky. and Kevin (Kayla) Deskins of Sidney, Ky., Great-grandchildren: Everhett Johnson of Summerville, South Carolina and a great-granddaughter, Elena Rae Johnson, on the way.

Visitation and Masonic Rites will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at J.W. Call Funeral Home at Pikeville, Ky. from 6-9 p.m.. Masonic rites will be at 7:00 p.m.. The funeral will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the J.W. Call Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Deskins officiating. Entombment will follow at Annie E. Young Cemetery on Upper Chloe Road, Pikeville, Ky.

Serving as pallbearers will be William Rudolph (Rudy) Akers, John Marcum, Dr. Christian Tyler Marcum, Teddy Eugene Akers, Larry Tackett, Esau Canterbury, Jess Young and Denny Blackburn.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Smith, Danny Runyon, Roland Gibson, Ricky Green, Shann Stepp, and member of the Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church.

William will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and member of the Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church.


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Visitation

Saturday

3

Aug

6:00 PM 8/3/2019 6:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8/3/2019 9:00:00 PM
J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home

703 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501

Masonic Rites will be at 7:00 p.m.

J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home
703 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville 41501 KY
United States

funeral

Sunday

4

Aug

1:00 PM 8/4/2019 1:00:00 PM
J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home

703 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501

With Rev. Jerry Deskins officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be William Rudolph (Rudy) Akers, John Marcum, Dr. Christian Tyler Marcum, Teddy Eugene Akers, Larry Tackett, Esau Canterbury, Jess Young and Danny Blackburn. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Smith, Danny Runyon, Roland Gibson, Ricky Green, Shann Stepp, and members of the Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church.

J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home
703 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville 41501 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Annie E. Young Cemetery Final Resting Place

Chloe Road
Shelbiana, Ky 41501

Chloe Road Shelbiana 41501 Ky
United States
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