James W. 'Jim Akers, Jr.

  • Born: October 16, 1947
  • Died: April 12, 2007
  • Location: Malden, West Virginia

Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

4203 Salines Drive
Malden, WV 25306

Tel. (304) 925-2121

Tribute & Message From The Family

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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

with sympathy to the family; i was a classmate from sjhs in 1965 & worked next to jim in the juvenile probation dept. in the courthouse; he will be missed

Posted by carl mclaughlin    December 12, 2008

Mr. Akers will be sadly missed by many. His warm smile and kind words were something we at the office always looked forward to.
Our prayers are with his beautiful wife, Ann, and his family.
Susie Thomas,
Mt. State Medical Associates

Posted by Susie Thomas    December 12, 2008

Dear Akers Family:
I want to express my codolences to the loss of Jim,because I met him when he worked as a deputy with Kanawha County Sheriffs Department,and he'll be greatly missed.I like and respected him,and he also was good to me.I would like to know if I would be able to attend the service on Monday,and the reception,because I don't belong to the moose in St.Albans.

Posted by Aaron Morris    December 12, 2008

We love and care about you so much Jim and you will never be forgotten, one day we will meet again. We love and miss you so much

Posted by Mike and Jennie Morris    December 12, 2008

I am very sorry to hear about Jims death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Shawn Graham    December 12, 2008

Jimmy was a great person and stepfather and was loved very much.He will be missed by all,but he will be missed greatly by his grandchildren (Sierra and Savannah)They loved u with all their heart. Kris,Shauna,Sierra, Savannah We Love You

Posted by The Castos    December 12, 2008

You are now with little Jimmy where you always wanted to be. I am sure Grandma, Grandpa, and Judy were dancing at the gates when you arrived. We love you and will see you again.

Your loving niece,

Rae Michelle

Posted by The Hardesty Family    December 12, 2008

Jim was a role model to all young deputies and I admired him alot!

Posted by Deputy P.J. Lively    December 12, 2008

The Lewis family would like to extend their thoughts and prayers to Ann, Jane Ann and Janice Sue. Jimmy was a much beloved cousin and will be sorely missed by his NC cousins.

Posted by Lewis Family    December 12, 2008

I worked with Jim at the KCSD as an office assistant and Jim will be missed by the entire McDonald family. He knew my aunt Tessie that ownned MR DONUT on patrick st. Jim was always a good friend to all that knew him.:(

Posted by Melody McHomitch    December 12, 2008

Ann & Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Jim was a fine, fine man who was deeply devoted to making our lives safer, better and happier. We will all miss him.

Posted by Charlie & Cheryl Peal    December 12, 2008

The family of Gene and Marcy Wisman are so sorry to hear about the passing of such a GOOD man. He will be missed alot.

Posted by Frances Kennedy    December 12, 2008

Ann, I am truely sorry for you and your family's loss. Jim was a very good person and fine law man. I always enjoyed his stories. He will be missed by people all over this valley where the name Jim Akers will always be synonymous with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

Posted by Patrick C. Rader    December 12, 2008

my partner and my friend you will be missed very much.

Posted by jeff vanmeter    December 12, 2008

Our deepest sympathy. We will miss Jim.

Posted by Allan & Sabrina McNeel    December 12, 2008

My sincerest condolences to Jim's family. Grandma Akers, Jim and Aggie, Aunt Violet, Judy and Jimmy Jr. were all such an important part of my early childhood. The Akers were wonderful neighbors and friends. I am so sorry that I cannot pay my respects in person. I especially would love to see Janice sue and Jane Ann after so many years! I have a lousy case of strep throat and I am unable to leave the house. My thoughts are with you! Dad passed years ago and Mom is 89 y/o. God bless. Steve Zakaski

Posted by Steve Zakaski    December 12, 2008

Our prayers go to Jims family in this time of sadness although we spent little time together, time is precious and every moment is cherished. Love Kim and Casidee

Posted by Kim and Casidee White    December 12, 2008

I am really sorry to hear about Jim. I am sorry that I couldn't be there I am out of town, but if there is anything I can do please call 727-1339!

Posted by Wanda Reynolds    December 12, 2008

I am sorry to hear about your loss, I believe Jim is in a better place. I knew Jim through my dad Nate Rowe and always thought the world of him. Love and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Debbie Larch    December 12, 2008

With deepest Sympathies, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Trish & Jack Young    December 12, 2008

Jim will be sadly missed by all. He was an excellent man, officer and most of all friend.

Posted by Mike and Pam Crowder    December 12, 2008

Anna Mae, so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I bet Aunt Minnie was there to meet Jim when he got to heaven. Bob & Betty, Cookie & Tim, Dottie & Carl

Posted by Cookie Rothwell    December 12, 2008

I am so sorry about Jim. He was the first one I called when Dad passed away
and he was there for all of us. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Family of the late Tom Carter a Beloved friend of Jim's

Posted by Terri Carter Valentine    December 12, 2008

This is your WV cousin, Debbie. Jimmie was ALWAYS the greatest to us and our family is deeply touched by his sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Janice, JaneAnn and Ann. Jimmy will always be in our thoughts and minds. He will truly be MISSED by all that knew and loved him!

Posted by Debbie Strain Smith    December 12, 2008

Please accept my condolences for your loss. My God be with you in your time of need!!!!

Posted by Robert McCauley    December 12, 2008

With Deepest Sympathies, our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by James J. & D'anna Young    December 12, 2008

To the family,
I am the son of Gary and Jewell Jernell, and I want to say that I offer my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to your entire family. I too share some of the heartache, as I can remember 'String' puttin me on his shoulders, about the age 2-4 years old, I always gave him credit for my lack of fear of hieghts, because of that. I always loved running into String, he always greeted me with a smile and a handshake, and then kid me with, " Boy, you got your mother's good looks, your dad's hieght, but I cannot figure on where you got your size from?", meaning my broad shoulders, big chest , and huge arms, he'd always say, "beats me"?, and laugh and shake his head, as if exhausted from pondering on it.
Now, at the age of 38. and as far as I can remember he has always been, and continue to be a very close friend to my family.
He will be sorely missed, by a whole lot of people, but he is in Heaven now with GOD and securing Heaven's perimeter !!
Rest In Peace, my friend !!
All our love and prayers,
Brent, Laura and Jacob Jernell

Posted by R. Brent Jernell    December 12, 2008

You will be greatly missed in our community. You were a very remarkable man, and was a person to look up to.

Posted by Joshua Bowman    December 12, 2008

With fond memories and love, Owen & Kathy

Posted by Owen & Kathy Stout    December 12, 2008

he was a verry good friend for meany years may god bless this familyin there time of sorrow

Posted by the lynch twinsand familys    December 12, 2008

Will definitely miss you my friend...

Posted by Max Whiting    December 12, 2008

Dear Ann and Jane Ann and Janice Sue, life is a mystery. This is such an unexpected event. I am not near you physically, but I am with you in spirit. May God keep you. May God be your comfort. You are in our prayers. Always, The Quillen Family
Paul& Donna

Posted by Donna Sue Taylor Quillen    December 12, 2008

"Jim", was one of the finest men I have ever met in my lifetime. As a former member of the Kanawha County Sheriff Dept, Corrections Div.,on my first day of work, I got the pleasure of riding with Jim in his patrol car. In that one short day, he gave me so much insight and help, in becoming the best officer possible for the department. May God now hold Jim in his ever loving arms, and take away all the pain and misery. Father and Son, are now reunited.

Posted by Larry Young    December 12, 2008

I was sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He will be missed by all of us, who's lives he touched

Posted by Rick Woodyard    December 12, 2008

jim was a good man and an excellent law enforcement officer. i will miss him.

Posted by joe stowers    December 12, 2008

Anna, I am so sorry
about Jim but we know he is up there in heaven with Krist and I am sure they are getting acquainted, if I can do anything let me know, I probably won't be at the Funeral it is just to soon.But you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you Mona and Family

Posted by Mona and Family    December 12, 2008

Jim Was Good Man And Good Friend
Ann If You Need Any Thing Just Call
Your Brother

Posted by Ray & Patti Runion    December 12, 2008

Our long time friend, you will be greatly missed. Annie you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Robert D. & Catherine Cobb    December 12, 2008

With Deepest Sympathies SJHS 1965

Posted by Vivian Fields Vannoy    December 12, 2008

Our love,thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lu Ann & Joey Barber

Posted by Lu Ann Barber    December 12, 2008

The staff of Stevens & Grass Funeral Home wish to express to you and the familly our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

Posted by Stevens & Grass Funeral Home    December 12, 2008