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William Thomas Akers

William Thomas Akers

Male 1929 - 2014  (84 years)

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  • Name William Thomas Akers  [1
    Born 23 Dec 1929  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Bill 
    Residence Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 6 Jul 2014  East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary for Mr. William T. (Bill) Akers
      Statesboro, Georgia

      Mr. William T. “Bill” Akers, age 84, died Sunday at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro following a brief illness. Bill was born in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Rutgers University College of Agriculture and received his masters from the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, in 1954.

      Bill served as 1st Lieutenant in the Army from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War. He was awarded the 1st Army Superior Award for the 364th Infantry Regiment Weapons Pool. Bill worked for the Agricultural Research Division of Lederle Laboratory (a division of American Cyanamid Company), and held five agricultural patents in animal science.

      Bill and his wife Donell owned and operated Statesboro Farm Supply (Ralston Purina dealer), for 16 years. From 1976 to 1977, he built the Bulloch Academy football field and also drove the Gator Bus for five years. Bill served as a staff appraiser for First Federal of Statesboro from 1977 to 1985. He also served as the Director of Business Affairs at Benedictine Military Academy for several years. Bill cherished his farm, gardening and agriculture.

      He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Donell Thompson Akers.

      Surviving are his three children, William Thomas “Bill T” Akers, Jr. and wife Lisa, Lillian Akers Brown, and Esther and William Vickers all of Statesboro; five grandchildren, Mary Katherine Kittrell (Nathan), Jessica and Jeff Vickers, and Lauren and Julianne Akers; a sister, Charlotte A. Matthews of Florida; a brother, Herbert S. Akers, Jr. of Florida and special friends, Jappy and Emily Stringer and Robert and Marie Dixon.

      Bill lived his life under God. His motto was God, Family and Country.

      Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.

      Graveside services and burial will be Wednesday at 11:00am at the Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro with Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating.

      Honorary Pallbearers will be Clarence Prince and Morris Prince.

      The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Bulloch Academy, 873 Westside Road, Statesboro, Ga. 30458 or Safe Haven, P.O. Box 2494, Statesboro, Ga. 30459.

      Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.

      Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

      http://www.joineranderson.com/obituaries/William-Akers/#!/Obituary
    Buried 9 Jul 2014  Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15440  tng Genealogy

    Family Donell Thompson,   b. 28 Aug 1933, Metter, Candler, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 2011, Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1958 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F5604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1929 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Jul 2014 - Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, Bulloch, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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    William T Akers Sr photo

  • Sources 
    1. [S397] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for William T Akers