Douglas Akers

Died: May 17, 2016
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Reverend Douglas N. Akers died at home after a brief illness. He was born to Rev. George R. and Margaret Akers in Scranton, PA on September 20, 1937. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his two daughters, Susan and Linda Akers, his sister Judith Morgan, sister-in-law Dorla J. Akers and step-grandson, Joey Tinney.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Marilyn Avery Akers, son David B. Akers, Oklahoma City, OK, brother George R. Akers, Jr. Owego, NY, sister Ruth Wiseman, Basingstoke, England, step grand-daughter Ashley Cook and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces & nephews.  He attended Duke University and Lycoming College receiving his B.S degree in 1960 and his M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1963.  He was ordained elder in the former Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1963.  Doug served churches in the Wanamie/Alden/Stairville Charge; Hawley/Paupack/White Mills Charge; Dallas, PA; Oneonta District Superintendent; Sarah Jane Memorial UM Church, Johnson City, NY; and First UM Church, Endicott.  Following retirement he was active in the Whittemore Hill UM Church.  He served on many boards and committees in the former Wyoming Conference.  He loved singing, gardening and had a special relationship with his horse, Chili, for 16 years.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 53 McKinley Ave, Endicott, with calling hours from 1 to 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Butterfly Connection Fund, United Methodist Frontier Foundation, 20 Soundview Ave, White Plains, NY 10606 or The Whittemore Hill United Methodist Church Mission Fund, % Lynn Warner, 224 Powell Rd, Owego, NY 13827

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Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church

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53 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm -

First United Methodist Church

Address:

53 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Died: May 17, 2016

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John Nichols posted on5/15/17

Rev Akers was my pastor at Hawley United Methodist Church in Hawley, Pa. I remember he was a lot of fun and I've always remembered him since I was a little boy singing in the choir at Church. Prayers go out to his wife and family...

 

Scott Ames posted on5/15/17

So sad to hear. He lost both beautiful daughters during his life. I remember him well at Hawley Methodist. Fond memories. Rest in Peace with your family.

 

tracey bergin posted on5/19/16

So many fond memories of Uncle Doug. He loved making children laugh...gave wonderful advice and had kind words of encouragement. He will be missed. My thoughts are prayers are with Aunt Marilyn and David at this difficult time. Love you all, so much.

 

Jane Black Grebe posted on5/19/16

My thoughts and prayers are with the Akers family. Long time friend from PA

 

Joan and Nelson Reppert posted on5/19/16

We're so sorry to hear of Doug's passing, Marilyn. Nelson and Doug sang in Seminary Singers and graduated together from Wesley. So it's been a long time and we've lost touch. We vividly remember Doug's vividly head of red hair! And we're so glad he was known for making children laugh! There can be no better legacy. With love from the Repperts.

 

Stephen Heiss posted on5/19/16

He was a good guy - a respected colleague and he will be missed. I am sorry for his loss - to you and all who love him.

 

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