AKERS, James "J.P." Preston, age 69, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Essex County, Va., passed away on September 7, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Alice P. Akers; two daughters, Marsha Lupke and her husband, Walter and Kim Blastic and her husband, Karl. He was the owner and operator of Akers Construction for 30 years until his retirement. He took great pride in his work. funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 in the Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. Interment will follow in the Essex Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.