by Cris Ritchie
Edward Akers, 55, died Saturday, Sept. 22 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
He was born November 12, 1956 in Hazard, the son of the late Dillard Akers and the late Rose Lee Lewis Akers, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Wilkerson Akers, and brother Walter Akers.
Edward was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed motorcycles.
He is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Akers and David Kidd of Lexington; son Toby Akers and wife Sheila of Winchester; brothers Sammy Akers of Somerset and Larry Akers of Pine Knot; grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jayden, Cody and Dustin; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Engle-Bowling Funeral Home of Hazard with Johnie Akers officiating. The interment followed in the Resthaven Cemetery located at Jeff.
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