HUGOTON – Steve Willis Akers, 99, died March 23, 2010, at Pioneer Manor.
He was born Nov. 19, 1910, to John and Alice Reynolds Akers in Hooker, Okla.
He married Virginia Reese Wetzel April 1, 1939. She died in 1993.
He managed the Hugoton Tractor and Implement Company. In 1959, the business was sold, and the building was remodeled to become the E-Z Bowl.
He and Virginia spent many hours on improvements of the Hugoton Golf Course.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Robert Wetzel and wife, Bonnie, Johnson City, Tenn., and John Akers, Hugoton; one sister, Iola Behne, Guymon, Okla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers, two sisters; and one daughter-in-law, Betty Akers.
o Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hugoton Cemetery with Dr. Robert Wetzel presiding.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Paul’s Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Forewinds Golf Course of Hugoton.