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Rick Akers

d. July 28, 2019

Richard K. “Rick” Akers, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday July 28, 2019. He was the husband of Melissa Akers and the son of the late Bill Akers and the late Della Watts.

He worked in various styles of service jobs and loved interacting with people. He dearly loved his family.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his three brothers and his son Travis Akers , who also went home to be with the Lord at the same time as his father.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Melissa Johnson Akers; two sons Craig (Tammy) Johnson and Chris (Crystal) Akers; six grandsons Kalyn, Josiah, Simon, Drake, Caedmon and Gavin; one granddaughter Sarah Kelly and one sister Teresa Akers Walls.

A Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday August 1, 2019 at Appalachian Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

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