OBITUARY

Lonnie D Akers

August 5, 1939January 26, 2011

AKERS, Lonnie D., 71, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2011, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 2 PM, at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Susan Beeson officiating, and Interment will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Alabama Heritage from 5-7 PM on Friday, January 28, 2011. Preceded in death by his parents, Gracie and Daniel Akers of Davy, West Virginia, Lonnie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha Thornton Akers of Montgomery; daughters, Vicki Herrin (Scott) of Montgomery, and Linda Blevins (Greg Fiechtner) of Germantown, Maryland; grandson, Brandon Herrin of Montgomery; sisters, Louise Vaughn (Frank) and Barbara Goins of Goshen, Indiana, and Betty Hawkins and Lori Spicher of Bluefield, West Virginia; brothers, Daniel Akers (Monica) of Bishop, Virginia, and Frankie Akers (Debra) of Gary, West Virginia. He served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, including assignments in Taiwan, Germany, and Turkey, and met Martha when they worked at Gunter Air Force Station in the late 1950’s, married her in 1960, raised two daughters with her, and retired to Montgomery in 1980, where he earned a college degree and joined the U.S. Civil Service. He was an avid bowler who enjoyed competing in tournaments around the world. Condolences may be offered at www.alabamaheritagefh.com. Alabama Heritage Directing.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 29, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, January 28, 2011
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lkora spicher

January 30, 2011

Hey Lonnie, your little sister here, always thought of you and loved you dearly.

January 30, 2011

Hey Lonnie, your little sister here, always thought of you and loved you dearly.

Hazel-Vic Pozzie

January 30, 2011

I will always remember our childhood together and the day you took my hand and said come on little poochie Lonnie going to walk you home, cause it was raining and I was scared. Martha you and the girls are in our thoughts and our prayers that God will give you strength you need for the days ahead. I love you

Jane Davidson-Reid

January 30, 2011

Martha and Girls

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Miles and time has kept us apart but we will always cherish our earlier memories of Lonnie and the Akers Gang

prayers for you always
Peggy--Ann--Harley--Jane

January 30, 2011

Mrs. Akers,
You don't know me but I worked with Lonnie at Gunter AFB. I just want to tell you how sorry I am to learn of his passing. I have been out of town since Thursday and I just found out about it this evening. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I always thought Lonnie to be a very kind and soft spoken individual. I know he will be greatly missed. Marty Marts

betty hawkins

January 30, 2011

my dear brother--
i love them so much--and i going to miss him a lot-------betty hawkins

January 28, 2011

Linda,
So sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in my prayers. It seams like it was just yesterday we were at the bowling alley together. He will be missed. I know he was always so proud of you.
Love, Shelly Jordan Kyle

Ed & Vickey Minor

January 28, 2011

Wishing you strength for today and comfort in the days ahead, knowing how much your loved one meant to so many. Please, let peace find you in quiet moments.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Ed & Vickey Minor

Rayburn & Jane Wall

January 28, 2011

Martha & Family you are in our thoughts
and prayers.

January 28, 2011

I will miss your kind loving spirit.
A man of integrity dedicated to his family and His Lord.. He was like a father to me and our long conversation ,the stories, and the laughter are treasured memories.
My life is better just because I got to know you.My deepest sympathy to my second family. How blessed you were to have such a loving,husband ,father and grandfather.
Thank You Daddy. Vinette and Family New Jersey