James W. 'Jim Akers, Jr.
Stevens & Grass Funeral Home
4203 Salines Drive
James W. ĚJimĚ 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 for the Kanawha County Sheriff Department with 29 Ě years of service and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose # 868, St. Albans, 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 is 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 brother-in-laws, Jane and David McIlwain of Fairfax, Virginia, Janice and Mike Richmond of New Port Ritchie, Florida; step-children, Sherry Flanigan and husband, Jesse of Midway, West Virginia, Tim Casto and wife, Laura of Cross Lanes, Kris Casto and wife, Shauna of South Charleston; six step-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Lewis and his staff at Mountain State Medical and the nurses with Memorial MICU for the care and support.