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Maurice T. "Bud" Akers Jr.

May 8, 1944 — August 22, 2023

Maurice “Bud” Akers of Christiansburg, Va, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023, at the age of 79 with his beloved wife by his side. He was born on May 8th, 1944, to the late Maurice Tasewell Akers and Dorothy Poff Akers.
Bud was a devoted family man and found great joy in spending time together. Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Wilma “Winki” Thompson Akers, son Jon Akers and his wife Shannon, daughter Lisa Hamilton and her husband Eddie. Grandchildren Cody and his wife Laren Akers, Dylan Akers, Ty Akers, Emma Stone, Audrey Stone and Evan Stone. Great granddaughter Raleigh Akers and his sister Bonnie Cochran.
Bud was an incredibly hard worker and was always willing to help others. He spent 31 years at Corning as well as running his own small engine business. He was the jack of all trades and could build or fix anything. After retiring he enjoyed restoring model A’s and traveling with his special model A family. He will be deeply missed and leaves behind many precious memories.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 25, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, immediately followed by a memorial service honoring his life at Horne Funeral Home officiated by Kim Weeks. A procession of Model A’s will lead to the interment at the Family Cemetery off of Alum Ridge Rd.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
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