Birth Date: May 30, 1988Death Date: March 8, 2019
Joshua Russell Akers, beloved of his wife Victoria Mizell Akers, suddenly passed on March 8, 2019. A 2006 graduate of Plano Senior High and Wild Cat Football team, Joshua proudly served our country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years. Josh was pursuing his degree in Petroleum Engineering at UNT where he was a member of The Association of Energy Engineers, Kappa Alpha, and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers . Outside of school, Joshua enjoyed woodworking, gaming, his puppies, and spending time with friends and family.
Joshua was the light of our lives. His laughter was contagious and he was a good and loving husband, son, brother, cousin, and friend. He was a leader, and powerful influence on all who knew him. He inflicted his dad jokes and humor on all who would listen, and was always ready with random trivia, a word of advice or just a listening ear.
Joshua is survived by his loving wife, Victoria Mizell Akers, his Mother Sara Egelston Akers and Father Jeran Akers and wife Victoria Harres, brother, Ty Akers, and sister, Jan Michael Wells. Josh is also survived by his aunts and uncles Rebecca Egelston Caso and Chris Caso and John and Gena Egelston and grandmother Marcia Stathos Egelston. Josh will be missed by his cousins Christopher and Catherine Caso, and James Russell and Andrew Egelston. The services will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, Plano, Texas, with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (www.taps.org/donate) or to support the dedication of the “Joshua Akers Set-Build Workshop” as a memorial to his love of the arts and woodworking at North Texas Performing Arts and the Plano Children’s Theatre.. Proceeds will establish the Joshua Akers Scholarship Endowment Fund to create learning opportunities for underprivileged children in the technical and performing arts
Funeral arrangements for Joshua Akers have been faithfully entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery, which is located at 13005 Greenville Ave., at the intersection of Restland Road, Dallas, Texas 75243, and can be reached at (972) 238-7111.