Gary Wayne Akers Sr.

March 5, 1953October 19, 2012

Gary Wayne “G.W.” Akers Sr., 59, died on Friday, October 19, 2012. G.W. enjoyed driving cross-country in his 18 wheeler. His other love besides his family was being on the wide open road riding his “Ultra Classic” and his “Dyna Wide Glide”. G.W.’s passion and hobby was working on bikes and hanging out in the garage with his son and best friend, “Lil” Gary. He was a wonderful father and husband who took pride in caring for others and putting their needs first. G.W. served in the United States Navy, while serving he received a service medal, Vietnam medal with a bronze star, Armed Forces expeditionary medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty G. Akers; two daughters, Natalie Akers Hurst and husband Brian Hurst, Farmington, MO; and Heather Lynn Akers, Donaldsonville; son Gary Wayne Akers, Jr., Donaldsonville; two grandchildren, Riley and Cole Hurst; sister Frances Smith and husband Dave Smith, Nebo, IL; and Goddaughter Mimi Fortney Kelley. Preceded in death by mother, Mary E. Neese; father, Benjamin “Bud” Akers; two sisters Sharon Webb and Linda Akers; and three brothers, Roy, Donald, and Randy Akers. Pallbearers will be Gary W. Akers, Jr., Joe White, Johnny Millien, Tony Trepagnier, LeDon Pool, Len Benjamin, Peter Kocke, and Brian Hurst. Honorary Pallbearers will be Scotty Hazen, Buddy Crowder, Billie Baise, Geoff Martin, and Chris Guthrie.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at Ourso Funeral Home in Donaldsonville. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Donaldsonville at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at church cemetery. Condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Mary Ruiz

September 25, 2013

It is getting close to a year since you have passed away. I love the story of how you and Betty met and fell in love. I admired your work with the big trucks and how it seemed so easy to you and so impressive to me. You would have loved the cavalcade of bikes and trucks rolling in your honor at your service. I am glad you and Betty had that last wonderful bike ride out west. You would be proud of Betty and your children for how they have carried your love and carried on. I am sorry you left so soon.

Bridgette Kocke

October 30, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ann Falcon

October 29, 2012

Betty, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

October 27, 2012

At this difficult time words are hard to find. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. LOVE U GUYS DIANNE & RANDY CROSS ALLEN,OKLAHOMA

Tonya Babin

October 26, 2012

Good Bye
In our minds we always knew this time would come to pass.
But knowing it, and living it, have come and gone so fast.
Goodbyes are often hard to say, they hurt so very much. Though you're not gone You still remain, in the minds, hearts, and lives you've touched.

Hazel Poirier

October 26, 2012

Betty: My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family..

Steve Lowman

October 26, 2012

The thoughts and prayers of the employees and contractors at Superior Carriers goes out to the family. Gary was a well respected member of the Superior Family and will be missed. Steve Lowman

Shara Ducote

October 26, 2012

Betty, I am so sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Shara Ducote

October 25, 2012

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Stephanie Duplessis
Superior Carriers Dispatcher

October 25, 2012

To the Akers Family:
Mr. Gary was a hard dedicated worker. I have been blessed to know a terrific man and co-worker. I will never forget his motor cycle stories with Mrs. Betty that he so cherished:

His fight is over, may he rest in peace.

Lisa King Davis
Superior Carriers Dispathcer