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Carl "Butch" J. Akers

April 2, 1946 — March 3, 2023

Youngstown

Youngstown - Carl "Butch" Akers, 76, passed away in the comfort of his home on March 3, 2023.

Carl, affectionately known as "Butch," was born April 2, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Albert and Myrtle Brest Akers.

As an infant, Carl was involved in an accident that resulted in him becoming a double leg amputee. Despite his disability and various sickness throughout his life, including beating cancer numerous times, Carl lived his life with a positive disposition and an upbeat spirit.

He was a lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley and graduated in 1967 from South High School. For several years, he worked for Phar-Mor as a cashier and stocker. In his leisure time, Butch enjoyed bowling and playing bingo and the lottery.

Butch is survived by his sister-in-law, Kim Akers; and a host of nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel (John) Flynn, Katherine (William) Soisson, Betty (Chuck) Bartlett, Barbara (John) Yannitti, and infant, Elizabeth Akers; and brothers and sister-in-law, Fred (Virginia) Akers and Herb Akers.

A funeral service celebrating Butch's life will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St., Poland, where family and friends will be received from 4-5:45 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery.

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Visitation

Monday, March 13, 2023

4:00 - 5:45 pm (Eastern time)

Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home Poland

270 North Main Street, Poland, OH 44514

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 13, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home Poland

270 North Main Street, Poland, OH 44514

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