Vernon Alvin Akers (Jackrabbit), 76 of Hiwassee, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born to Perry and Ollie Akers of Riner March 1941. Preceding him in death were his parents, siblings, nieces and nephews.
He worked for Fred Thompson of Riner from his youth for many years driving a dump truck and working on the farm. Later he went to work for Sisson & Ryan Quarry in Shawsville driving a truck where he worked up until his passing.
He loved his extended family at Sisson & Ryan and the people at the shooting matches in Floyd. A very special thank you to Priscilla (Cookie) Patrick for being such a great friend to not only Vernon but to all of us at Sisson & Ryan.
To cherish his memory are his wife Marna; daughter, Donna Alice Akers Lazenby; many friends and family.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating with interment to follow in the White Rock Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to your local animal shelter in Vernon’s name.