Roger Dale Akers, 75

Published 10:27 am Thursday, April 13, 2023

Roger Dale Akers (75) of Richmond, Kentucky passed away April 3, 2023, at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY. He was born on October 25, 1947, in Pikeville to the late Fred and Zetta Akers, moved to Winchester in 1980 and finally to Richmond five years ago to be close to his grandchildren.

Roger graduated from Pikeville College, twice from Morehead State University, and was a certified Master Gardener. He was a high school teacher but spent most of his career in insurance and financial planning for Prudential Insurance and Mutual of New York. He counted many as friends including former students, neighbors, colleagues, clients, and the very special coffee bunch at Jerry’s Restaurant. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, eating, laughing, gardening, animals and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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Survivors include his partner and best friend of more than 60 years and wife of 52 years, Diane Luster Akers. He also leaves behind one daughter, Abra Akers Endsley and two grandchildren, Mia Endsley and Brody Endsley of Richmond, KY.

He was proceeded in death by his brothers, Arthur Bill and James Robert, and his parents.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Clark County Animal Shelter at 5000 Ironworks Road, Winchester, KY 40391 or