Doyal Akers

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Memorial Service for Doyal Akers , 77 of Wister, Oklahoma will be at 10:00 on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Fanshawe Public School in Fanshawe, Oklahoma with Sam Walden and Wes McGowen officiating under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home of Poteau, Oklahoma.

Doyal, aka Papa Doyal was born on October 21, 1946 in Wister, Oklahoma to Ruth Anna (Keifer) Akers and Hillard Akers and passed away on October 21, 2023 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Papa Doyal said the school gave him the best birthday he had ever had. Doyal was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ronald Akers and Glenn Akers. After graduating from Wister High School, Doyal joined the Marine Corps where he served 11 years, and did three tours in Vietnam. Upon returning he worked as an instructor at Camp Lajeune Marine Base in Cherry Point, North Carolina and retired as staff Sergeant. Doyal was one of the proudest marines you would ever meet. He left North Carolina to return to LeFlore, Oklahoma where he worked as a mechanic for John Deere, owned a broiler farm, was part of the volunteer fire department, and greatly impacted many lives in the community. In 2000 Doyal became part of the Branscum family where he earned the name Papa Doyal. In 2002, he moved to Round Mountain, north of Fanshawe, where he found his forever home. In 2016, he joined the Fanshawe school family where he drove the bus and was Mr. Fix IT for Fanshawe school district and a role model in the community. Doyal loved many things including fishing, watching his deer eat, mowing his yards, sweets, and going to eat. Doyal touched many lives and will never be forgotten.

Papa Doyal is survived by MaryAnn and Bekkah of the home; daughter, Deanna Akers-Meadors and husband Eric; sons, Doyal Wayne Akers and wife Debbie, Russell Dean Akers and wife Susan, and Darrell Gene Akers; stepchildren, Anthony Borden, Kolter Borden and wife Jessie, Heath Ragland, and Erin Ragland; brothers, Lanny and wife Sue Akers, Don and wife Rocki Akers; sister-in-laws, Barasa Akers and Shirley Akers; sister, Michelle and husband Steven Powell, and Sharon Branscum; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and the Fanshawe School and Community.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Monks, Lee Shipman, Ben Shipman, Josh Shipman, Ronnie Wooten, Bradley Warren, Zach Moore, Pete Jackson, Wes Ward, Dallas Ward, and Steven Powell..

Visitation will be 4-6 pm Thursday October, 26.



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