William Arthur Akers, 86, of Max Meadows, Va., passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at his home. Born on November 23, 1932, William was a son of the late Arthur Talmadge and Clara Maude Jones Akers. William was a member of St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church for nearly seventy years. He was highly involved in his church by serving a church treasurer for many years and also was a member of the choir. William was a member of the NRA and was very involved in the Wythe County Republican Party. He was also a machinist and had received training through Wytheville Community College. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Akers, and a six month old sister, Maxine Akers. Those left to cherish William's memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Sibbie Akers; two sisters, Barbara Morrison of Staunton, Va., and Phyllis Kirby of Ft. Chiswell, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Doug Davis and wife, Ann, of Wytheville, VA, and Edsel Davis of York, Pa.; one sister-in-law, Mary Rosenbaum of Ft. Chiswell, Va.; several nieces and nephews, and extended family. A funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Reverend J.C. McPeak officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.highlandfuneralservice.com. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is serving the Akers family.

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