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Billy Joe Akers, 55, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his residence.
He was self-employed with Akers A-1 Aluminum and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, golfing and restoring cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Carl Akers and Maymie Melson Akers; and a brother, James Carl Akers.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Wiseman Akers; a stepson, Chad (Leean) Pike of Bardstown; three sisters, Betty Walters and Frances (Jerry) Miller, all of Elizabethtown, and Elsie (Frank) Misiak of Raeford, North Carolina; two brothers, Bobby (Sharon Ward) Akers of Hodgenville and Kenneth (Elizabeth) Akers of Mount Sherman; and two granddaughters, Chloe and Makenzie Judd.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Richard Binkley officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky, P.O. Box 2149, Elizabethtown, KY 42702-9900.
Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home
208 West Water Street Hodgenville, KY 42748
Published in The News-Enterprise on May 28, 2014