Charles Frederick Akers, 59, of Suttle Drive in Pembroke departed this life quietly at his home Thursday morning, December 18, 2008. Charles was born in Bluefield, WV on December 23, 1948 a son of John Frederick Akers and Lora Rebecca Alexander Akers. He was employed with the Radford Army Ammunition Plant at Radford, was a veteran of the U S Navy, attended Castle Rock Baptist Church in Pembroke, was just honored to be a life member of Giles Rescue Squad, was a 1969 graduate of Narrows High School, and will forever be remembered as a great T-Ball Coach. He was preceded in death by a brother John Calvin Akers.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of twenty-nine years Linda Robertson Akers; his mother Lora Alexander Akers of Narrows; his father John Frederick Akers of Princeton, WV; his step-mother Lois Akers of Princeton, WV; his sons Glenn David Greever and Natasha of Dublin and Charles Eric Akers and Stacey of Pembroke; his daughters Mary Lynn Dobbins and Mike of Pembroke and Sherry Akers Williams and David of Hickory, NC; his sister Sue Akers Anderson of Salem; his half-sister Annie Higginbotham of Princeton, WV; his grandchildren Lindsay Dobbins, Erika Dobbins, Kendall Dobbins, Peyton Dobbins, Madison Williams, Landon Williams, Laken Greever, Tanner Greever, Kaylee Akers, Logan Akers.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with The Rev. Dr. Fred Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The Giles Rescue Squad will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com