Charley Akers, 72, of Deputy died at 1:11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
Funeral services were Monday, June 10, 2019, at Bethany Baptist Church in Deputy. Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery at a later date. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services was entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Akers was a lifelong union concrete finisher and worked production for AISIN USA in Seymour for 10 years, retiring in 2009. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Deputy. Mr. Akers enjoyed ginseng hunting, and carving walking canes.
Born September 12, 1946, in Seymour, Mr. Akers was the son of James and Bessie Smith Akers. He married Carma Lamb February 14, 1995, at Commiskey Baptist Church in Commiskey and she survives.
In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Joey Akers of Seymour, Tommy Akers of Austin, Edward Akers of Scottsburg, and Jeremiah Akers of Deputy; daughters, Tina (Donnie) Ebershauser of Madison, Bessie McIntosh of Crothersville, Hannah (Jeremy) Ebershauser of Austin, and Victoria Akers of Deputy; brother, Paul (Diane) Akers of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; sisters, Josie (Ronnie) Sawyer of Retreat and Sherry Caldwell and Janita Pennington, both of Scottsburg; and 17 grandchildren.
Mr. Akers was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy, Gary, and James "Buddy" Akers; and sisters, Clara Campbell, Wanda Grigsby, Debbie Owsley, and Joyce Plersinger.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Bethany Baptist Church.