James Edward Akright, 89, a longtime resident of Williamsburg, passed away on September 8, 2013. He served many years as a Transportation Specialist with the Department of Defense and was a member of St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church. James also served in the Navy during WW II and the Korean War.
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He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Catherine; sons, James Michael and John Barrett (Christina); daughters, Barbara Valentich (Richard), Mary Lynn Dougherty (William), Phyllis Ray Holbrook (Scott); and 9 grandchildren.
A gathering of friends will be held on Wednesday, September 11, from 6-8pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, September 12, at the St. Olaf Roman Catholic Church at 1pm. Interment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Olaf Building Fund, 104 Norge Ln. Williamsburg, Va. 23188. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18, 2013