WWII Veteran Albert F. Franks

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    The daughter of WWII Veteran Albert F. Akers has asked the PGR to attend her father's services. Mr. Akers was an aircraft mechanic during the war and retired from the U.S. Air Force.

    Services are scheduled for Friday, Dec 4th, 2009 at 3:30pm at Cook Walden Capital Parks, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, Tx.
    Interment with military honors will be in Memorial Park just south of the funeral home and north of Howard Lane immediately following the service.

    Staging: Cook Walden Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH 35 , between 2:15pm and 2:45pm. Briefing at 2:45pm with a flag line afterwards.

    The weather is forecast to be cold with a 70% chance of SNOW during this period, depending which news station you watch. Please check the WX again tomorrow and dress accordingly. Cages would probably be a better means of travel if the forecast is accurate (safety first). Please bring 2 bottles of water, as you will still need to be hydrated.

    Please try to attend and stand tall for this Veteran.

    Ride Captain: Robert Stancil

    Asst. Ride Captain/Flags: Sam Warren

    Here is the article put out by Cook Walden:

    Albert "Frank" Akers Frank Akers won the battle and went home to live with our Heavenly Father on November 29, 2009. Frank was a man of God, a man of honor, a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a World War II veteran, successful business man and a Deacon of his church, all of which he was very proud. He made his mark in the world and was loved and respected by all who knew him. Frank was a passionate man in all things that were important to him. He loved to fish, hunt, travel , and grew vegetables that were spectacular. His biggest passion was sharing the word of Jesus with everyone that he met. He is survived by his wife Katherine (Kitty), his best friend for almost 64 years. Frank has two daughters, Mary Sides and her husband, James and Donna Akers-Borho and her husband Royce. Remembering their beloved Pop-Pop are his grandchildren, Dondi and Tim Duffy, Kristi and Jesse Pena, Graham and Dixie Williams, David and Kellie Sides, Misti and Bob Aderhold and Jeff Borho. Frank has nine great grandchildren and one on the way, known as baby Williams, and John and Zane Duffy, Kayla Pena, Justin and Chris Sharp, Caleb and Nathan Sides, Katelyn and Kobe Aderhold. He is also survived by two brothers, Jeff Darrell Akers and Altus Marvin Akers, their wives, children and extended family members. For those who know our Lord, death is not "Goodbye", but "See You Later." Our family wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers, visits and calls. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and care staff for their loving care for our "Frank." II Timothy 2:11 "If we died with him, we will also live with him" There will be a visitation with the family from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. Interstate 35, Pflugerville. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Memorial Hill Cemetery. Navajo Ministries and Paralyzed Veterans of America were near and dear to his heart, and so donations in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated. Navajo Ministries, P.O. Box 1230, Farmington, NM 87499-1230 or Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086-0914.


    Linda was on her first mission today, and picked a cold one for her initiation. But she did not waver and stood tall for Sgt. Akers. The other 12 in attendence (6 bikes and 7 cages total) did so as well, and were very much appreciated.
    The dedication was evident aa each one stood by the family, not leaving until a little past official sunset, only then to ride home in the cold night air.
    We thank you for your patriotism, care and concern for our country's veterans, and hope everyone made it home safely.

    Robert and Sam

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