Eddie Carroll Akers

Eddie Carroll Akers, 72, of Sonora, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sonora, where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served for three years as an air traffic controller on the USS Enterprise. He retired as a foreman for General Electric for 22 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Tabb Akers; and his parents, Powell Barlow (Boss) and Kathleen (Kat) Smith Akers.
He is survived by a son, Joe Akers of Clarksville, Tenn.; a daughter, Elizabeth (Kenny) Akers of Mount Sherman; a brother, Larry (Alice) Akers of Sonora; six grandchildren, Lindsey Akers, Kendrick Akers, Ashley Akers Arredondo, McKenna Akers, Wesley Akers and Katy Akers; two great-grandchildren, Dalton Akers and Connor Arredondo; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Manakee Funeral Home in Sonora with the Rev. Tony Carson officiating. Burial follows in Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation continues at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Manakee Funeral Home
29 W. Western Ave. Sonora, KY 42776
Published in The News-Enterprise on Apr. 6, 2014