Claude W. Akers, 87, of Fancy Gap, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Wythe County Community Hospital.
He was born in Virginia to the late Arthur S. Akers Sr. and Louie Semones Akers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Odean Akers.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Danny and Elizabeth Akers of Dublin, Bobby and Eva Akers of Galax, Jackie and Robin Akers of Dublin, Debra Akers Buchanan of Hillsville, Claude and Rhonda Akers of Fort Chiswell, Ricky Akers of Staunton and William Lee Akers of Fancy Gap; brother, Jack Akers of Dublin; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
A graveside service with burial following was held on Saturday at Charity Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jesse Walker officiating.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.
Published in Galax Gazette from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2012