Caleb Wayne Akers

August 18, 1995 - April 5, 2017

Caleb Wayne Akers, age 21, of Allen, Texas, passed away on April 5, 2017.  He was born on August 18, 1995, in Plano, Texas, to James Anthony and Jane Elizabeth (Brock) Akers.  Caleb grew up in Allen, Texas and graduated from Allen High School in 2014.  Throughout the years, he touched the lives of all the people he met.  Caleb’s smile could light up any room; he personified love.  Caleb loved to make others happy by telling jokes and making them crafts; paper snowflakes are his trademark.  He could talk your ear off about his favorite TV shows, movies, or his toys.  Not only was he generous and compassionate, he was strong in his faith.  Caleb enjoyed Sundays at Chase Oaks Church bonding with friends and learning the word of Christ, his favorite verse being John 3:16.  He never forgot to say the prayer before a meal always thanking Jesus for dying on the cross and asking for the safety of his loved ones.

Caleb is survived by his parents, James Akers of Greenville, Texas and Jane Akers of Allen, Texas; sister Hannah Akers also of Allen, Texas; grandparents, Lela Brock of Grapevine, Texas, W.C. Akers of Greenville, Texas and Betty Burns of Greenville, Texas; aunts and uncles, Jennifer Claxton and husband Clifton, Janet Wasson and husband Bryan, John Akers, Joseph Akers, Jacob Akers, Jason Akers and wife Cherry, Jerald Akers, Jeanita McCoy and husband Clint, Marty Burns and wife Mallory; cousins, Joshua Wasson, Jeremiah Wasson, Joseph Akers, Jr., Nathaniel Akers, Emmanuel Akers, Christofer Reed, Justin Akers, Kayla Akers, Michael Sellers, Matthew Sellers, Clinton McCoy, Trenton McCoy and Jason Akers, Jr.; a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Caleb is preceded in death by his grandfather, Archie Brock and aunt, Jeanine Cherry.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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James, I am so sorry to hear this. God bless you and your family. Ricki Baker Ricki Baker, April 14, 2017 I met Caleb years ago through his sister Hannah, when Katie and Hannah were friends before we moved from Morningside many years ago. I was fortunate to receive one of those beautiful snowflakes that he made. Caleb was a sweet strong young man that never let anything get him down. We were truly blessed to have met him and he will truly be missed. Katie and I would like to send Jane, Hannah, and James our thoughts and prayers. Just remember you have those wonderful memories like this rest of us do that will get all of us through missing him. GOD BLESS!!! Cyndie & Katie Greebon, April 10, 2017 My heart filled prayers are with the Akers and Brock families. Caleb was always such a sweet young man. I remember how he always wanted to say the prayer before every family day meal. And I have my own little collection of his precious snowflakes that I will always treasure. Caleb didn't have the easiest life here on earth, but he was always smiling & telling jokes. And I take comfort knowing that he is in God's hands now and in eternal peace. God Bless ~ Karen Karen Connell, April 9, 2017 I was a substitute nurse in the Allen school district for 8 years. During that time I met Caleb at Anderson, Curtis, and I think at Freshman Center and maybe even High School. Every time I met him in a new environment he remembered me with a big smile. He always helped me pronounce the Caleb name right. I never could remember how to pronounce it, and he said ,"That is alright." Such a nice young man. Heaven has a new angel. Joan Thomson RN, April 9, 2017 While I did not have the opportunity to meet Caleb, I felt I knew him through my sister Dee who shared his wonderful spirit with me! May he rest in peace, and may God hold you and your family close during this emotional time. Dianne Ferguson, April 9, 2017 CALEB was a wonderful spirit; my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Dee Dee Ferguson Kilcrease , April 9, 2017 This is Aaron's mother. We are heartbroken over Caleb's passing. Aaron has lost his best friend and he is very sad. When Caleb first moved in and they were room mates I used to say they were like two bear cubs hibernating with all the naps they took. Everytime I went to visit at the house Caleb always told me Aaron was like a brother to him and he always gave me a little something he would make. The last time I saw him was over the winter break at the holiday party. He made a snow flake for me and I still have it on the fridge. I will never take it down. Caleb was so very special to us. I believe he has always been an Angel his entire stay here on earth and he has just gone back to Heaven to be with God. We have all been blessed to have known him and it has been a true honor. Aaron's brother David sends his love as well. He was very sad too when I shared the news with him. We all enjoyed working with Caleb at summer camp. He had so much fun. I drove him and Aaron in the car back and forth so they would not have to walk so much. I know Caleb will be waiting to greet Aaron in Heaven one day and this give me much comfort.
Susan Fisher, April 9, 2017
When I worked with Caleb, we had this thing that we did daily, he would ask for his door to be unlocked so he could lay down after dayhab... I would unlock his door, and adjust all of his stuffed animals so he could " cuddle" with them, I would try to say all of their correct names, and then end with "the biggest teddy bear of them all, Caleb" I can still hear his laughter. He had an infectious laugh! Caleb you will be missed dearly!!! Chey Holt , April 8, 2017 I'm so lost for words. Caleb brought so much fun,love to our patients back when I worked in the Endo Children's Clinic. I will you Miss you buddy? Pat Gonzales, April 8, 2017 He was so nice and had such a big heart. Love is all he had to give Erica williams, April 8, 2017 My heart aches for you all. You're in my prayers. Kelli Murchison Helm, April 7, 2017 He was such a sweet young man. I still have my snowflake. I loved hearing his jokes and that big smile always made me smile. Caleb you wil be greatly missed. Linda Snider , April 7, 2017 I met Caleb through my job at Eastland Memorial Hospital lab. Loved to see his smile, and meet whichever stuffed animal he had with him.. We still have a picture he drew us on the bulletin board. Will miss him so much. Prayers and condolences for his family. Sonja Bledsoe, April 7, 2017 Snowflakes,,,are kisses from heaven sent from those watching down on us. -Unknown (Now we will know that Caleb traded his paper flakes for real ones. Never will think of snow the same way again.) Love you Caleb...an angel back home again.
Cookie Dobson, April 7, 2017 Janie, Hannah and James we are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Caleb to. We love you. God Bless. Jake and Ellen Kilcrease, April 7, 2017 Caleb lived 3 doors down from us in Texas, he used to walk to my house and sit with Nicky and girls eat snacks, show off his muscles, or new tricks he learned that day, when he saw my car pulling in he would just be a waving as I pulled in. What a joy! He graduated with my Hannah Yukich when he walked that stage I screamed just as loud as I did for my own child graduating. He was always a familiar happy face to see when you came home. He was the light of our neighborhood and everyone knew him. My nicky used to sit with him for what seemed liked hours and just talk about stuff. I called Caleb a few months back he left me a voicemail to call him at his group home. I was so surprised I called his mom, she said yes he still had my number to give him a call! So I did we talked about his new Roomate, what he ate today and of course about How nicky was doing. I'm so sad today for his mother Jane Elizabeth Brock Akers and sister Hannah Akers the two of them the way they love and cared for Caleb was truly remarkable. The amount of patience and meticulous words of affirmation and love is something you can't imagine it can only be seen! I feel so honored to know Caleb and the Akers family. What a joy that young man was to our Morningside neighborhood, Allen schools and to every single person that knew him!!! Oh Sweet boy, now a young man! Now hanging out watching all of us. You will be truly missed!! Tracey Yukich Lane, April 7, 2017