Irving Eugene Akers

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Irving Eugene Akers

December 12, 1935 - October 02, 2018

Irving Eugene (Gene) Akers, 82 year old resident of Woodward, OK, passed from this life on October 2, 2018 in Woodward, OK. Gene was born to Irving and Ava Akers in Shattuck, OK. He grew up in Follet, TX where he attended schools graduating with the class of 1955. In 1957 Gene joined the Army where he faithfully served his country until 1960.
On August 22, 1966, Gene married Lavina Turney in Woodward, OK. To this union two daughters were born Regina and Tereisa and a special adopted son Robert joined after. They made their home in Shattuck, OK in 1967 and lived their till 2012. They then moved to Woodward, OK. Gene was a rancher/farmer. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, cards, dominoes, puzzles, traveling in their R.V. and antiquing.
He is preceded in death by his wife Lavina Akers, parents Irving and Ava Akers, brother George Akers, and an infant brother.
He is survived by his two daughters Regina Lyons and husband Ken of Conroe, TX and Tereisa England and husband Lance; adopted son Robert Turney of Ramah, NM; brother Robert Akers and wife Doris of Follett, TX and sister Iva Ann Barber of Shattuck, OK; eight grandchildren: Ariane, Corian, Tasia England; Caddo and Keena Turney; Mickey Lyons, Rex Lyons and Heather Warner; four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church ~ UMW in care of Shaw Funeral Home, P.O. Box 276, Vici, OK 73859.

Services were held Friday October 5, 2018 at 10:00 am at the First United Methodist Church, Woodward, OK with burial following at 3:30 pm at the Fort Cobb Cemetery, Fort Cobb, OK.
Published on October 5, 2018
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