Jerry D Akers

November 4, 1935May 12, 2012

Jerry D. Akers, 76, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was born November 4, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late William and Ethel (Koomler) Akers. Mr. Akers worked for nearly 50 years as a tool salesman, working for Mac Tool and Cornwell Tool and then owning and operating Mechanics Tool Warehouse. In the later years of his career, many referred to him as the “Tool Man”. He was also a licensed realtor. Mr. Akers enjoyed spending time with his family at Snow Lake, teaching his kids to water ski and sail. He loved the outdoors where he would spend his time beautifying his yard. Surviving are his children, Rick (Esther) Akers and Terri (Chad) Henline, both of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Carson and Kierstyn Henline. Also preceding him in death was his son, Randy Akers in 1980; and sisters, Virginia Stoffel and Mary Lou Sinks. Graveside service will be Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. at Uniontown Cemetery, Zanesville, Indiana. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 5 to 8 P.M. and Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 9 to 11 A.M. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Preferred memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Diabetes Association.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 17, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Lou Mowan

March 5, 2017

I bought tools from Jerry for 35 years. He was a real decent man

John Sinks

July 4, 2012

Rick, Terri and extended family,

The Sinks' family offer our deep condolences for the loss of Uncle Jerry. I have many fond experiences, including learning to ski and riding motorcyles at Snow Lake. The photos provide for great memories as well. I wish you much understanding during this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
All our Love,
The Sinks

May 18, 2012

Rick and Terri- Very sorry for the loss of your Dad, my prayers are with your family.

Gina Diss Madison
(Tampa, FL)


May 17, 2012


Gary Chandler

May 17, 2012

Rick and Chad.....Sorry to hear of your loss, i to just lost my dad in 2010. My
heartfelt condolences to your family.....Rick_Chad you both were always good to work with and i wish you the best.....Gary Chandler

May 16, 2012


Brian Cravens

May 16, 2012

My condolences to you and your family, as well as that of your sister.
Your dad got me my first job after high school- Feld Truck Leasing. Turned into Gelco, then Penske over the years as buyouts happened. I bought a large quantity of tools from Jerry, and was always happy to see him.
I ultimately used this income to pay for college education (your dad helped send me to college). Anyway- I am sad to see that he has passed away, and wanted you to know that he had nothing but a positive impact in my life, and more than you may have known.

Patti Duly

May 15, 2012

I am so sorry for you and your sisters loss Rick. Please know that Rod and I are with you in thought and prayer at this difficult time.

Lou Mowan

May 15, 2012

addition: I met Jerry when he first started his Mac Tool truck route at Rice Olds on Bluffton Rd in 1960, 61 or 62. I remember he always had shorts & a T shirt on and a big smile

Kim Morgan

May 15, 2012

Terri, I am sorry for your lost you and Rick are in my prayer,Love You.