Henry Clyde Akers, 93, of Hopewell passed away on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ada Wheeling Akers and his son, Gary Wesley Akers. Henry served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and later retired as a millwright from local 1402 in Richmond. He was an avid NASCAR fan and a master gardener. Henry is survived by his wife, Mable Dalton Akers; children, Sharon L. Akers of Seattle, WA and Michael W. Akers, Sr. and wife, Peggy of Hopewell, Va.; grandchildren, Anne Murray and husband, Jeff, Michael W. Akers, Jr., Susan Leslie, and James Turner, Jr.; seven gat grandchildren and a sister, Mary Sue Thornton of Pulaski, Va. The family will receive friends at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. A private service will be held at a later date at Highland Memorial Gardens in Dublin, Va. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.