Jim Akers









James W. “Jim” Akers Jr., 59, of Cross Lanes went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 12, 2007, at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness, with family and friends surrounding him.
Jim was a retired captain from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department with 29˝ years of service and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 868, St. Albans, the Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff Association and the Capitol City Lodge 74 Fraternal Order of Police. Jim Akers was a loyal, dedicated friend to many people, always concerned and always willing to help.
He was preceded in death by his son, James W. Akers III; his parents, Agnes J. and James W. Akers Sr.; and a sister, Judy Akers.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Ann Akers; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane and David McIlwain of Fairfax, Va., and Janice and Mike Richmond of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; stepchildren and their spouses, Sherry and Jesse Flanigan of Midway, Tim and Laura Casto of Cross Lanes and Kris and Shauna Casto of South Charleston; six stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium, 224 Virginia St. East, with the Rev. John Hathaway officiating. The entombment will follow the service in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with honors by the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
Following the committal service, there will be a reception at the Loyal Order of the Moose, St. Albans.
Family and friends will gather for the visitation from 5 until 9 p.m. Sunday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, 4203 Salines Drive, Malden, and again one hour prior to the service Monday at the Municipal Auditorium.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Lewis and his staff at Mountain State Medical and the nurses with CAMC Memorial Hospital's MICU for their care and support