Jack C. Akers, Jr.
June 5, 1944 – October 8, 2019
Mr. Jack C. Akers, Jr. went to be with his Heavenly Father in the early hours of Tuesday, October 8, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home. Born June 5, 1944 in McDowell County, WV, he was the son of the late Jack C. Akers, Sr. and Cordie Pressley Akers. After high school, Jack proudly served his country as a SP4 E4 (P) in the United States Army. After his service, he spent the next 21 years as a coal miner in West Virginia. He then moved his family to North Carolina and spent the remainder of his career as a truck driver until his retirement.
Jack’s wife and family were the love of his life and he lived his life serving his Lord and taking wonderful care of his family. He lived a life of service and was always doing for others. He was passionate about being outdoors and he spent much time with his son restoring a 1968 Mustang. He received much joy from making his family and others laugh and was well known for his story telling and for his comedic nature. All who knew and loved him will truly miss him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 53 years, Joan Martin Akers of the home; his son Michael David Akers (Bonnie) and daughter, Susan Lynn Morgan (Rusty), both of Salisbury. His brother, Charles Akers (Sheila) of Pineville, WV and his sister, Sandra Compton of Mocksville, NC, also survive him. Jack also leaves behind his grandchildren, Jeffrey Berkhead, Michael Akers, Jr., Matthew Morgan (Olivia) and Kristen Morgan along with several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Jack will be on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 1420 N. Main Street, China Grove, NC. Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel of Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home at 7:00pm officiated by Pastor Bob Bankhead of World Hope Mission Center. Burial with Full Military Honors will be on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:00am at Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury, NC. Memorial in honor of Mr. Akers may be made to World Hope Worship Center (Missions), 2203 Mooresville Road, Salisbury, NC. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Akers.
- Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
- Military Burial with Honors Thursday, October 10, 2019
Jack C. Akers, Jr.
October 9, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. It's been a long time now, but you welcomed me into your family for 5 years and y'all were good to me. I know how faithfully Jack dedicated his life to his Heavely Father, I've never met anyone else as faithful a couple as Joan and Jack. I will forever hold a spot for yall in my heart. With love, Yvonne
Charlie & Shelia Akers
October 9, 2019
Jackie will surely be missed, but we have the promise as mentioned in 2 Corinthians 5...Therefore, we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord 7(For we walk by faith, not by sight); 8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Jackie has won his race, he is in the place that he talked about so many times. Two things I remember the most about Jackie since I have had him as my brother-in-law: he would talk about the Bible and his church. The love of God shone around about him as he spoke (he is now in the place we all long to be)..and second, every time he called our house, he would ask if his older brother was home (Jackie is the oldest). I always loved to hear the stories he and Charlie told of their shenanigans as a child. Prayers for the family and special prayers for Joan, Susan, Michael, Sandra. We love you..He will be missed...Charlie & Shelia