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Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL

OBITUARY

Donald Corbin Akers

February 1, 1931July 18, 2019
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Donald Corbin Akers, age 88, went to be with our Lord, July 18 at 7 am. He was born in West Virginia in 1931, then moved to Virginia where he grew up before going into military.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Scott Akers and Corbin White Akers and his sisters Norma Litchey and Mary Frances Cox.

He leaves behind sisters Deloris Akers Edmonson (Jim), Sally Akers Allen, and Brenda Akers Hutzler (Charles). He leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 6 great grand children and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Beasley Akers and three children, Billy Wayne Akers (Lisa), Ric Allen Akers (Jen) and Shari Akers Oliver (Mike).

He Retired from the military in 1971 with 4 years in Navy and 16 years in the Air Force.

He pastored and evangelized in the Lords ministry for 42 years. He was affiliated with Liberty church Pensacola in 1974 then went to pastor a liberty church in Denton, Texas and Cartersville, Ga and Huntsville, AL. He then interned helping small churches in Texas, Alabama, Virginia and Georgia. He and Barbara are presently members of New Testament Fellowship Church. He also served as chaplain of South Baldwin County Chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association.

Before going to Liberty he began a para ministry with hippies in Albertville, Al for 3 years with over 250 young people coming to know Jesus as their Savior.

He loved his Jesus and to serve Him was his life’s desire and he loved seeing people come to know his Jesus. He lived his remaining life in Elberta, AL until his passing.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara Beasley Akers, Wife
  • Shari Akers Oliver (Mike), Daughter
  • Billy Wayne Akers (Lisa), Son
  • Ric Allen Akers (Jen), Son
  • Deloris Akers Edmonson (Jim), Sister
  • Sally Akers Allen, Sister
  • Brenda Akers Hutzler (Charles), Sister
  • 10 grandchildren, 6 great grand children, and many nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019

Memories

Donald Corbin Akers

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Kathy Darden Burgess

August 21, 2019

Sorry to hear of Don's passing. Such good memories of your family in Albertville. Loved seeing all the pictures of your bunch through the years. Love and hugs to all....You were a great friend, Barbara. Kathy Darden Burgess

Linda Hardwick

August 20, 2019

Barbara, please know that Joe and I are so very sorry to hear about Don’s passing! Love you and your family!❤️

Lisa Akers

July 31, 2019

Lisa Akers

July 31, 2019

Hannah Cornwell

July 19, 2019

Billy Akers

July 19, 2019

Marlene Means

July 19, 2019

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Marlene Means

July 18, 2019

Don was one of the faithful who visited Papa at the nursing home weekly almost without fail. We looked forward to seeing his smiling face come through the door. It may seem like a little thing but when you are carrying a heavy load it makes a big difference to have someone come in and just give you a smile and a few laughs and make you feel appreciated. Don did that for me.

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