Graveside service for Vernon C. Akers, 83, will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery in Coeur d’Alene. Spokane Cremation and Burial Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Akers, who was born in Harlowton, Mont., died Feb. 2 . He was a resident of Spokane for 50 years.
He served in both the Army and then the Marines during World War II as an intelligence operator.
His passion was to read and write poetry, and some of his work was published in the Times Magazine and recited on the Lucky Strike Radio Program.
Survivors include his wife, Roxie.