Keith Akers, 58 of Bluefield, VA, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born in Kentucky, he was the son of Charles Ashworth of Bluefield, VA and the late Barbara Collins Ashworth.
Keith was a member of the Triangle Sportsmen's Club, the Beckley Gun Club and the NRA. He enjoyed competing in three gun matches. He had served his country in the United States Army and had recently retired as a Parole Officer. Family and friends were at the center of his life.
In addition to his father, he will be missed by his longtime companion: Diane Jenkins of Bluefield, VA: his siblings: Judy McCloud (Gus) of Florida, Danny Akers (Tima Marie) of Bluefield, VA, Penny Tibbs (Jeffrey) of Bluefield, VA, Charles "Chuck" Ashworth of California; a cherished extended family.
A memorial service to celebrate Keith's life will be held Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Dudley Memorial Chapel at 4:00 P.M. with Rev Larry Ramey officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 3:00 P.M. until the hour of service. In keeping with Keith's wishes, his body will be cremated and interment will take place at a later day and time.
Published on July 28, 2017