Charles "Sonny" Colton Akers, 82, of Greenbrier, passed away on Aug. 19, 2014.
He was born on March 11, 1932 in Dallas, Texas, to the late Charles Akers and June Colton Akers.
Sonny was a Veteran of the US Navy and was stationed at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, CA. He was employed by the State of Arkansas and retired after twenty four years as an Area Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Sonny was of the Baptist faith and was a member of LifeSong Baptist Church.
Sonny was dedicated to his family and his activities always involved his loved ones. He enjoyed watching his grandkids and great grandkids play baseball and he rarely missed a game. Sonny was a cattleman and he enjoyed working outdoors around his cattle farm where he raised black cows.
He faithfully devoted his life to the love of his life, his wife, Jeanne.
Sonny was preceded in death by his great grandson Chancellor Thad Strack.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanne Akers, one son; Charles Daniel Akers (Pam) of Greenbrier, two daughters: Linda June Miller (B.E.) of Greenbrier, and Tamara Jeanne Akers of Greenbrier, six grandchildren; Amanda Miller, Jason Miller (Tina), Brandi Malone, Aimee Strack (Scotty), Jessica Gray (Jimmy), and Stacy Brown (David) all of Greenbrier, and nine great grandchildren: Colt Talley, Payton Miller, Landon Malone, Sauloman Strack, Thatcher Strack, Sunni Knapp, Finley Malone, Jaydan Brown, and Ellison Miller all of Greenbrier.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 at the Funeral Home Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier, with Bro. Freddie Mark Wilcox officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Thorn Cemetery in Greenbrier.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Mike Wyatt, Butch White, Jason Miller, Colt Talley, Jimmy Gray, and Scotty Strack. Honorary Pallbearers will be Landan Malone, Sauloman Strack, and Thatcher Strack.
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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock, AR 72211
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, 2014