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Vernon Walter Akers

November 9, 1941 ~ May 13, 2016 (age 74)

Vernon Walter Akers, 74, of Fort Washington, MD passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 unexpectedly at home. He was the husband of 54 years to Mary Constance (Connie) Harris Akers.

He was born on November 9, 1941, in Covington, VA.  He was the son of the late James Lucas Akers and Ruby Ethel Snead Akers.

Vernon proudly served in the US Air force for 20 years retiring at the early age of 40 as a Senior Master Sergeant. The military life took his family on a wonderful tour starting in Nebraska overseas to Japan back state side to Hawaii, California and finally retiring in the Maryland/D.C area. He served a year in Vietnam. His next chapter continued as an Intelligence Analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) until 1998. Once retired from DIA, he embraced his love for classic cars and blue grass music.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, James Christopher Akers and his wife, Lisa of Port Tobacco, MD; daughter, Brenda Christine Akers Weigle of Frederick, MD; five grandchildren, Ryan Weigle, Colin Weigle, Lauren Akers Morgan (Dennis Morgan), James Jared Akers, Morgan Akers; and one great-grandson, Cash Weigle.  He is also survived by his brother, Herbert W. Akers and his wife, Karol; sister-in-law, Norma J. Akers; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Akers Boyer; and brothers, James L. Akers and Harold N. Akers.

The family will receive friends for a Viewing starting at 1:30 pm followed by a 3:00 pm Funeral Service on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646; Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences for the family may be posted at

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Vernon's memory to Three Oaks Center, whose mission is to support veteran's and their families by providing services and support so that noone has to be homeless.  Contributions can be sent to Three Oaks Center, P.O. Box 776, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or made on-line at www.ThreeOaksCenter.Org.


 Service Information

May 20, 2016

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
211 St. Mary's Ave P.O. Box 567
La Plata, MD 20646

Funeral Service
May 20, 2016

3:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

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