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Thomas Edwin Akers

June 6, 1935 — October 19, 2020

  Thomas Edwin Akers, 85, of Davidson, North Carolina passed away on October 19, 2020.  Tom was born in Denver, Colorado on June 6, 1935 to the late Gerald Edwin Akers and Mary Struckel Akers.

  Tom is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Elizabeth Towner Akers; his four children, Tom (Karen) Akers of Wheaton, Illinois; Cyndy (David) Korb of Big Canoe, Georgia; Bill Akers of Fort Dix, New Jersey; and Jay (Chris) Akers of Mooresville, North Carolina.  He was blessed with 12 grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as Papa; Matthew Garnet, Steven, Annabelle, Gretchen, Baily, Tucker, Hayden, Elias, Joonas, Towner, AnnMarie, Cooper and 4 ½ great grandchildren; Melody, Isla, Winnie and Korbin. He is also survived by his sister Sue (Mack) McClanahan of San Rafael, California and nieces Susan Leichtner and Paula Neff.

  Tom was a 1953 graduate of George Washington High School in San Francisco, California and a 1957 graduate of The University of California at Berkeley. Tom proudly served his country for more than 20 years as a United States Marine, retiring as a Major in 1995. He had a career in sales, most recently in real estate in North Carolina.  Tom spent his later years researching the many genealogical branches of his family.  He had a great love of books, music and traveling the country he loved and served.


A private graveside service will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in his honor, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.


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