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Harrel Akers

October 4, 1934 — May 27, 2024

Harrel "Biggon" Akers

Harrel Akers, better known by family and friends as "Biggon," was born October 4, 1934, in Dougherty, to the late Johnnie Oscar and Alta Mae (Hale) Akers. He died on Monday, May 27, 2024, in Davis, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 23 days. Biggon and the late Hildagard "Hilda" Huster were united in marriage on July 14, 1959, in Baumholder, Germany. From this marriage were born three daughters, Kathy, Karen, and Dian.

Biggon grew up in Dougherty. At the age of sixteen, he joined the United States Army. His service began at Ft. Sill, OK, prior to being stationed in Germany. He served during the Korean Conflict, as well as did combat duty during the Vietnam War. In 1977, after 27 years of loyal service to our country, Biggon retired, receiving an Honorable Discharge.

After retiring from the Army, Biggon and Hilda made their home in Oklahoma City, prior to returning home to Dougherty in December 1980. He spent several years working for Haliburton and Dolese Brothers. Because of the knowledge learned in the Army, Biggon spent much of his time doing home remodels and electrical work around Dougherty, earning him the title as "the town handyman." Being a service minded individual, Biggon also devoted 25+ years to the Dougherty Town Council, serving in various positions including Mayor, Councilman, Water Superintendent and Clerk/Treasure.

Biggon loved being outdoors. He enjoyed hunting every chance he could find and piddling in his shop. Each Christmas, he made sure that everything in his yard that could be lit with Christmas lights was lit up. Biggon was a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He cherished spending time with his family.

Survivors include his three daughters, Kathy Perkins & husband Kent of Ratliff City, OK, Karen Favors of Arlington, VA, and Dian Roetker & husband Rodney of Buffalo, OK; nine grandchildren, Jeffery Allen & wife Christy of Ratliff City, Bryan Perkins & wife Liz of Ratliff City, Courtney Wallace & husband Steven of Purcell, OK, Dallas Favors & wife Julianne of Van Alstyne, TX, Dillon Favors of Frisco, TX, Mikayla Stone & husband Zach of Providence Village, TX, Chelsey Brown of Atlanta, GA, Tayler Chambers & husband Noah of Lindsay, OK and Colten Roetker of Lindsay, OK; ten great-grandchildren, Hayley & Lyla Allen, Bryson, Baylon & Remi Perkins, Kyden & Kensley Wallace, Patrick & Annie Favors, Aspen Downs, and Wren Chambers; two brothers, his twin, Darrel Akers & wife Virginia of Sulphur and Douglas Akers & wife Margaret of Dougherty; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Those preceding him in death include his parents; his beloved wife of 62 years, Hilda, on April 3, 2022; his sister, D. Armenta (Akers) McWethy; and one brother, Arlin Dee Akers & wife Mildred.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, May 31, 2024, at the Dougherty Cemetery, with John Rheed Hale officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00PM, on Thursday, May 30th, at Hale's Funeral Home, in Davis.

Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren Jeffery Allen, Dallas Favors, Dillon Favors, Chelsey Brown, Mikayla Stone, and Hayley Allen. Honorary bearers will be his nephews, Danny Bettinger, Richard Akers, Randy Akers, Darrel Wayne Akers, Ronnie Akers, Donnie Akers, and Bryan Daugherty.

Services are "Entrusted To" HALE'S Funeral Home of Davis, OK.

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