James "Jimmy" R. Akers
SPRINGFIELD - James "Jimmy" R. Akers, 50, of Springfield, died at 1:05 AM on Friday, December 21, 2012 at his home.
Jimmy was born on July 4, 1962, in Springfield, the son of James Akers Sr. and Carolyn Akers Rhoades.
He loved his family very much and had attended Real Life Church. He loved watching NASCAR and he really liked Dale Earnhardt Jr.
He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, Dick Rhoades, and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his mother, Carolyn; sisters, Janice (Paul) Peavy of TN, Teana (Tim) Scannell, and Tresa (companion, Kevin McCarthy) Unland both of Springfield and Rita (Jeremiah) Duff of Edinburg; uncle, Don Cook of Springfield; aunt, Marie Cook of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM at Real Life Church, 2450 Taylor Ave., Springfield, IL with Reverend Clint Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Real Life Church.
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St. Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at www.ellingerkunzfuneralhome.com.