PADUCAH, KY - Ray Akers, 84, passed away Tuesday at 9:50 pm at Western Baptist Hospital.
He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, worked for ICG railroad as a telegraph operator, and was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Air Force. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and a member of VFW post #5409 in Bardwell.
He is survived by his daughters, Lorri Ann Shehorn and Jan Deweese of Bardwell; sons, Roger Dale Akers and Tommy Burpo of Bardwell; a brother, Ronald Akers of Alabama; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded by his wife, Rose Ann Harp Akers; his parents, Thomas Linsey and Annie Elizabeth Smith Akers; a son, Ricky Akers, three sisters and four brothers.
Services for Mr. Akers will be at 2:00pm, Friday, December 7, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Bardwell with Revs. Jimmy Stairs and Kevin Riley officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 am till service time Friday.
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