Brother John Lucian Aker, of the Draper Community, entered into glory with his Lord on Sunday morning, August 28, 2022 at his home with his dear wife Janet at his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bramlett Aker and Mary Elizabeth Bralley Aker. Brothers James Lacey Aker, Roy Bramlett Aker, Julian Milton Aker, Randolph Mitchell Aker, Sister-in-law Louise Groseclose Aker and a brother-in-law Edward Thomas Buckhout. He is survived by his wife Janet and his special fur baby, Daniel of the home, His Sister Ethel Aker Buckhout, a sister-in-law Dorothy Manuel Aker, and his brothers; Otis Neil Aker, Rudolph Michael Aker and wife Vicki Matthews Aker, Bruce Timothy Aker and wife Susie Midkiff Aker, and a Sister In Law Dorothy Collins Aker, widow of Julian Milton Aker. Brother John is also survived by a countless number of nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. A special thanks to the hospice staff, Vickie, Daphne, and Rita for their care and support during these past few weeks.
John was a loving husband that loved his family, church family, and his friends. He was a gifted musician and singer, learning to play the guitar while just a teenager and then later the harmonica. He ministered at nursing homes, churches, private homes, and sang at numerous church homecomings and funeral services. He ministered at the Randolph House for twenty years, many times going straight there after work. He retired from Magnox in Pulaski with thirty-nine years of service. Before the pandemic, he and Janet were ministering at the Pulaski Rehab Center; holding Sunday morning services for the residents, three Sundays a month. Brother John was dedicated to serving the Lord and always made sure that people knew he was not doing it for personal recognition but for the glory of God. He and Janet were members of the Abundant Life Ministry church for twenty-five years, and currently attend the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church where they have been members for over thirty-two years. Brother John recorded many C.D.’s over the course of his ministry. He was very witty and loved to share his funny stories. One of his favorite sayings was, “It is better than snuff and ain’t half as dusty!” Brother John will be sorely missed by all who knew him. “Well done faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.”
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church 5662 Lee Highway Max Meadows, Virginia 24360, with Pastor Mike Ingo, Pastor Bill Aker, and Pastor Randall Lawerence officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Wythe County. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from Noon until 2:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700 .