JERRY D. AKERS, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was born Nov. 4, 1935 in Fort Wayne, son of the late William and Ethel (Koomler) Akers. He worked for nearly 50 years as a tool salesman, working for Mac Tool and Cornwell Tool and then owning and operating Mechanics Tool Warehouse. In the later years of his career, many referred to him as the "Tool Man". He was also a licensed realtor. He enjoyed spending time with his family at Snow Lake, teaching his kids to water ski and sail. He loved the outdoors where he would spend his time beautifying his yard. Surviving are his children, Rick (Esther) Akers and Terri (Chad) Henline, both of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, Carson and Kierstyn Henline. Also preceding him in death was his son, Randy Akers in 1980; and sisters, Virginia Stoffel and Mary Lou Sinks. Graveside service is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Uniontown Cemetery, Zanesville, Ind. Visitation is Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials may be made to the
. Please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com to leave condolences.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 15, 2012