Gary Leon Akers Sr.
Gary Leon Akers Sr., of 530 Stacy Lane, Richburg, S.C., passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at his home.
Born, February 2, 1937, in Grayson County Virginia, Gary was the son of the late John H. Akers and Mabel P. Akers and the husband of the late Betty Akers. He was a Korean War Veteran and a member of the Richburg Baptist Church. He was a retired welder with Duke Energy and a Mason.
Gary is survived by his son, Barry Akers and spouse, Phillip Strickland; a brother, G. Tracey Akers and wife, Connie; a sister, Jeanie Keen and husband, Oadie, a grandson, Jason Bennett; a granddaughter, Amanda Buchanan and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his Care Giver, Susan Gregory.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. Akers Jr. and wife, Annette, a daughter, Deborah Bennett and a sister, Brenda Shepherd.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Whitesell Funeral Home Chapel. An 11 a.m. Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Roselawn Burial Park in Martinsville, Va.
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Published by Martinsville Bulletin on Jul. 21, 2021.