Kenneth “Wayne” Akers, Jr. of Poteet passed away in San Antonio on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. He was born in Jourdanton, on Wednesday, July 7, 1965, to Kenneth W. and Mary (Burdick) Akers.

Wayne was the oldest of three children. He liked cars, trucks and being Santa Claus for Christmas. He loved the Lord and his family. Wayne touched many lives and left everyone around him a better person for knowing him because he tried to do what he thought God wanted him to do, which was take care of his family and help people.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Linda Akers; mother, Mary Akers; brother, Joseph H. Akers and wife April; sister, Laura M. Jacobs, nephews and nieces, Joshua K. Jacobs, Austin H. Akers, Ryan, Reese and Riley Martinez.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth W. Akers, Sr.

Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 10 from 5-9 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Hurley Funeral Home. Interment followed in Shiloh Cemetery, on Shiloh Road off FM 1470, outside Poteet.

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