James E. Aker

January 5, 1940August 13, 2011

James E. Aker, 71 of Opelika, Alabama, formerly of Cincinnati, OH died Saturday, August 13, 2011. A memorial service will be held in Cincinnati at a later date. Mr. Aker was born January 5, 1940 in Cincinnati, OH. He is the son of the late Wiley and Marie Hennessy Aker. Mr. Aker served in the U.S. Navy and was retired from the Cincinnati Enquirer after 35 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Aker of Opelika, AL, three sons, Brian Aker and wife Tracy of Cincinnati, OH, Kevin Aker and wife April of Opelika, AL, Keith Aker and wife Amy of Cincinnati, OH, seven grandchildren, Bradley, Steven, Samantha, Stephanie, Ryan, Sarah and Laura. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Opal Althoefer, sister and brother-in-law, Jana and David Bloemer all of Cincinnati, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. To offer condolences, please visit


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Joan and Larry Willey

August 14, 2011

Sorry to learn about Jim. We have so many great memories of Jim, Marilyn and the boys while our kids were grownig up. We really loved the soccer games and trips with the team. Saw Keith this past winter and caught up with his family. Jim and Marilyn had to be proud of the boys. Boomer Rd has really changed with the construction of the new Mercy Hospital. May God bless everyone in the Aker family. Joan and Larry Willey

Mark Willey

August 14, 2011

I have so many memories of Jim as my soccer coach growing up in Cincinnati. I learned so much during those years with Keith, and there were plenty of times I wanted to quit but didn't. Those were good times. I'm sure heaven will welcome him as the newest coach. You have my thoughts and prayers.

Richard Juengling

August 14, 2011

WE will always have fun memories
of our travels with you.Especially in New York

Richard & Catherine

Ginger Tonnis Garza

August 14, 2011

I have such fond memories of you way back during our Camp Washington days. You were always so much fun to be around teasing all of us kids. I remember the Halloween parties and how you were a part of them too. So sorry to hear you're gone, but you won't be forgotten. You were definitely one of the good guys!

Kristin Rogers

August 14, 2011

I have so many great memories of our camping trips with the Aker family. Mr. Aker would call me a Turkey then hold me over the campfire and say he was going to cook me for Thanksgiving dinner. I'd laugh and laugh. I loved that game and am glad he was a part of my life.

Ted and Donna Rogers

August 14, 2011

So long, Jim. May heaven be filled with full hook ups, lots of trees and quiet neighbors.