Charles Wise Akers

Published 8:17 am Monday, January 27, 2020

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Charles Wise Akers, 85, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.

He was born May 21, 1934 in Montgomery County to the late George Harvey Akers and Sally Greene Akers.  He was a member at Turners Creek Baptist Church.  He retired from Poindexter Lumber after 40 years. He served time in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was humble, kind to everyone, and had a beautiful spirit. He was a people person and enjoyed wood working, gardening, and spending time with friends at the Senior Center in Mocksville.

He was also preceded in death by: Betty Lou Sims Akers, whom he was married to for 35 years; brother, John Oliver Akers; sisters, Myrtle Martin, Alice Martin, Josephine Vest, Anna Mae Vest.

Surviving: his son, Charles Lee Akers; sisters, Juanita Underwood, Carol McMahan; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Turners Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Scott Welch.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors by the Yadkin VFW Post 10346.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville.

Memorials: Turners Creek Baptist Mission Fund, 3216 Courtney-Huntsville Road, Yadkinville,   27055.