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Lloyd Akers

July 18, 1931 September 5, 2018
Lloyd Akers
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Obituary for Lloyd Akers

Graveside Memorial Services for Lloyd Akers, age 87, will be held Monday, September 10, 2018, at 11:30 A.M. at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity, Iowa. Full military rites will be accorded by Gravity American Legion Post 578. Everyone is invited for lunch at the Gravity American Legion following the services. Memorials may be directed to the family. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at under Obituaries. Cummings Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Akers.

Lloyd Merle Akers was born July 18, 1931, in Gravity, Iowa the son of Merle D. Akers and Goldie O. (Oziah) Akers. After graduation from high school Lloyd entered the United States Navy and served his country from 1952-1956 during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the Navy Lloyd began working at the Bedford elevator before working many years for Taylor County and then the Department of Transportation. In 1959, Lloyd married Ethel Comer of Mt. Ayr. To this union a son, Olin and a daughter Sheryl were born. The couple later divorced.

Lloyd met Charlotte Woods and after a long courtship, they were united in marriage on December 3, 1980. Lloyd and Charlotte lived in Sidney, Iowa where Lloyd served as department head for the DOT until his retirement. The couple moved back to Gravity following retirement and enjoyed traveling south during the winter months. While down south, they enjoyed going to flea markets and storage locker sales. They also enjoyed taking their grandchildren on vacations.

Lloyd had a "heart of gold" and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and Dachshund lover. He was always loving and supportive of his family and could always be counted on for whatever was needed. Lloyd was a straight forward, well respected man. You always knew where you stood with Lloyd and what he expected from you. Lloyd was also a proud member of the Gravity American Legion Post 578 for over 64 years.

Left to cherish the memories of a wonder husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather are his children, Sheryl DePatten (Pete) of Des Moines, Iowa; Ron Fleetwood and Bonnie Gross of Gravity, Iowa; Jeff Fleetwood of Stanton, Iowa; five grandchildren, Tonya Fleetwood of Brooklyn, New York; Eric Gross (Essie) of Clarinda, Iowa; Stephanie Akers of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; and John and Anthony Soares of Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Christian and Jacy Gross of Clarinda, Iowa; sister Deloris Williams of Villisca, Iowa; brother Junior (Edna) Akers of Peru, Iowa and sister-in-law Deloris Akers of Stanton, Iowa; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding Lloyd in death are his parents, Merle and Goldie Akers; wife, Charlotte; children, Olen Andrew Akers and Connie Fleetwood; brother Duane Akers and sister Darlene Armstrong.

Lloyd was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and good friend.
His enthusiasm, humor and kindness will be missed by his family and all that knew him.

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn Lloyd’s passing.

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Graveside Memorial Service




11:30 AM 9/10/2018 11:30:00 AM - 11:45 AM 9/10/2018 11:45:00 AM
Washington Cemetery

Gravity, IA

Full military rites will be accorded by Gravity American Legion Post 578. A lunch at the Gravity American Legion will follow services. All are welcome to attend.

Washington Cemetery
Gravity IA
United States

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Washington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Gravity, IA

Gravity IA
United States

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