Gene Akers

July 29, 1935 - March 9, 2022

Eugene (Gene) Hendrix Akers, 86, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022.  He was born in Beaumont on July 29, 1935, to William Walter Akers and Emelia Gertrude Akers.

Gene graduated from St. Anthony High School.  He joined the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War. He also served as a fireman for the City of Beaumont in the 1960s.  He later became a proud union Sheet Metal Worker. He was a hard-working man who loved is family and the great state of Texas.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Geneva Akers; children, Michael Akers and his wife, Nicki, Michele Kennedy, and Steven Akers; grandchildren, Austin Akers, Connor Kennedy, Cierra Kennedy, Jaden Akers, Jake Ginter, Suzy Ginter, Rylee Ginter, Hayley Visser, Kyle Visser, and Logan Visser; brothers-in-law, Joe Rizzato; Joe Lewis and his wife, Rachel; Roger Lewis and his wife, Brenda; and Ronnie Lewis and his wife, Kay; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Sister Amelia Akers, Bill Akers, Paulina Rizzato, and Jim Akers.

A gathering of Mr. Akers’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Haven of Rest, Beaumont.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 13, 2022
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • March 13, 2022
  • 2:00 pm

Interment

Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • 13851, U.S. 90, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,

Comments (8)

    Gwen Losack Neary says:

    Sincere sympathies. My dad, Henry, was the brother of Amelia. Years have gone by and we haven’t stayed in touch. Peace be with all of you.

    Henry Morton says:

    Rest in peace Gene, friend and classmate. St. Anthony class of 1954

    Doris Bruner says:

    My sympathy and prayers go out to Mike Akers and the entire Akers family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless.

    Gerald and Pam West says:

    Geneva, Michael, Michele, and Steven, We are so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Our friendship goes back almost 50 years. Gene and Geneva were our first neighbors we met in our neighborhood on Moses Dr. in Beaumont. We have so many good memories of watching Michael, Michele and Steven grow-up with our daughter. Gene will be missed by all who knew him. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gerald and Pam

    Jenny Cramer says:

    My sincerest condolences to all of the Aker’s family.
    We feel blessed to have known and enjoyed Gene.
    Always appreciated the way he cared for his family, especially Austin.

    Robert & Phyllis Lee says:

    Sympathy and prayers for the family. He was my Mother’s, Emma Laskoskie King, first cousin. May he rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus and perpetual light shine upon him.

    Todd Cagle says:

    Sympathy and prayers for Mike Akers and the Akers family.

    Mary Ellen HUnt says:

    Geneva, I regret your loss. Eugene was a kind, friendly friend for many years.

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