Joe L. Akers
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Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home
6700 Alcoa Rd.
Benton, AR  72015
Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Service Schedule
Graveside Service
Forest Hills Memorial Park
10201 Hwy 5
Alexander, AR  72002
Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00 PM
I served in the Air Force.
Joe L. AkersI am a Veteran.

of Bryant, AR

August 27, 1932 - February 20, 2021

Joe L. Akers was born in Hamburg, Arkansas, on August 27,1932 a few minutes before his twin, Roe, to Alma and Fletcher Akers. He stepped into the arms of Jesus on February 20, 2021.

Over 45 years of marriage to Judy Boyd Akers made Joe's life complete. Their family was blessed with a son, Mark, who preceded Joe to Heaven, a son Brent (LeAnn) of Rogers, and a daughter, Angela Akers-Rennels of Benton also granddaughters Natalie Akers of Rogers, Riley Rennels of Benton and grandson Connor Rennels of Benton. His paramount passion was spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he loved to the utmost. He is also survived by his brothers, Roe (Helena) of Little Rock and Billy Dean (Peggy) of Hamburg. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles and sister-in-law Catherine.

With Roe, he served four years in the USAF during the Korean Conflict exiting as a sergeant. Joe graduated from Hamburg High School and University of Arkansas, at Monticello with a BS in Business Administration. To expand his banking expertise, Joe graduated from the Southwestern
Graduate School of Banking at SMU.

After 37 years in banking, Joe retired from First Commercial Bank (Regions). He was managing Senior Vice President of Consumer Loans. His unique ability to build trusting relationships with customers resulted in being awarded the Sales and Marketing Associations Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award in 1992.

Joe was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Alexander, AR at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 26. An open visitation is scheduled from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m., Thursday at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home, 6700 Alcoa Road, Benton, AR.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a face covering is required, and social distancing will be practiced when in attendance.

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20 Condolence(s)
Dennis and Marty Gill
Crossett, AR
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

So sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort and peace, always remember those precious memories

Dennis and Marty Gill
Crossett, AR
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Friday, February 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort and peace, always remember those precious memories

Latonya Montgomery
Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

I will never forget the wise personal advice Joe gave me during my time as a young branch manager at First Commercial. His voice was always calm and reassuring. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

Diane Hughes
Benton, AR
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

As a friend of Angela, I would hang out at their house back in the day and Joe and Judy always made me feel welcome. What a warm, sweet man he was. He is dancing with Jesus today!

Angela, I know you know this already but you had a wonderful, special daddy. Reunion day will be sweet.

Jack Wallis
Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Judy and family you have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed working with Joe at the bank. Also, doing special projects around the house the last few years for you.

Olan and Kathy King
Benton, AR
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Tolbert
Benton, AR
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

I will always remember Mr. Joe taking Angie and me fishing! He was always fun and so nice to be around. Sending love and prayers for your family. ❤️

Mary Ann Smith
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Joe was not only George’s (Smith) boss for many years but a friend also.
Joe and George used to fish together and meet for lunch after retiring. Now They can have lunch in heaven together.
George truly admired and respected Joe and considered it a privilege to have known him.
So sorry for your loss.
Mary Ann Smith

Harol Thompson
Heflin, LA
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to you Judy and your family.Delmar told me many stories about future times with his cousins

Paul Akers
Alexander, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Deepest sympathy and prayers for family and friends. Uncle Joe will be missed by many. But we can be comforted in the knowledge that he has joined his heavenly family and friends.

Phyllis Ray
Cabot, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tommy and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to Judy and family. Joe was respected and admired by many, and was truly an asset to his family.

Sherry Wooley
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Prayers for comfort and peace and love.

Joy Figarsky
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Joe Akers memory be a blessing always. I know what a loving family you are.

Susan Padgett
Maumelle, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

So sorry for your loss.
Prayers for the family. 🙏🏻

Wayne PElton
Benton, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Our Deepest Sympathy,

Wayne & Betty Pelton

Karla (Pelton) Ramsey
Benton, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

I got to know Mr. Akers as a customer at the bank I once worked at. I enjoyed his smile and our conversations as he did his banking. I later realized that I also knew him from church, Spring Creek where I am member as well as my parents, Wayne & Betty Pelton. My heart is heavy for his family in this great loss of a Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. I pray God brings you peace and delivers comfort to each one of you.

With my Deepest Sympathy,
Karla Ramsey (Pelton)

Jane Prince
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Holding this family strong and lovingly ...

Andy Gill
crossett, AR
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sorry for your loss,

Andy Gill
Crossett

Christy Roberts
Hamburg, AR
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Monday, February 22, 2021

So sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. Sending prayers for yall.
Christy
🙏🙏❤❤

Cheryl Akers Elton
Hamburg, AR
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Monday, February 22, 2021

Such a sweet and nice Uncle. So many memories. Prayers for all during this difficult time. Love sent to y’all