Irene Akers Palmer, 92, of Pulaski, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by the late James Earl Palmer. She was born January 5, 1926 in Draper, VA., the daughter of the late Guy W Akers and Ida Rigney Akers. Also preceding Irene in death were brothers Guy Akers, Jr, Garland Akers, and Donnie Akers, and sister Georgia Beth Rorrer.
Irene is survived by two brothers, Royce Akers and James Akers, as well as four loving children, Sandra Higgins and husband George, Suzette Williams and husband Al, Randy Palmer and partner Rita Heinrich, and Reggie Palmer and wife Margo. Irene also leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelly Howlett officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00am until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2728 Colonial Ave, Suite 2, Roanoke, VA 24015.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.