John Akers Jr.May 27, 1921 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 96)
John Akers Jr., 96 of Springfield passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 at Heritage Health.
He was born May 27, 1921 in Greenville, TX, the son of John Wiseman and Edna Akers.
He married Ann Squires on Oct. 27, 1945.
John served as a pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps 457 Bomber Group from 1942-1945 during WWII and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Surviving are his wife, Ann; two sons, Robert D. Akers of Fort Worth, TX and Jeffery A. Akers of Denver, CO; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, John Charles Akers.
Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield with a reception to follow at the church.
Private graveside services were held at Brush Creek Cemetery in Divernon.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Springfield.