Runaway Bay ~ Terence Wade Akard, 19, went to be with our Lord Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Decatur.
Funeral is 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel Decatur. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service on at the funeral home.
Pastor Doc Dennis will officiate.
Pallbearers will include:
Petty Officer First Class – T. Aja
Petty Officer 2nd Class – S. Oleksiuk
Cadet - D. Dominguez
Cadet – J. Bain
US Air Force Retired TSgt – A. Aja
League Cadet - W. Molaschi
League Cadet - S. Sharp
Petty Officer - B Hartline
Cadet - J Kirkpatrick
Leaguer - K Lidster
Terence was born on January 23, 2000, to Alan Wayne Akard and Carrie Bernice Meitzner in Denton, Texas. He worked for DFW Ponds as a general laborer and was a member of Full Armor Fellowship Church in Decatur. Terence He was a member of the William F Halsey Battalion for 5 years, most recently serving as a Midshipman. Terence had a love for the Lord and enjoyed being a part of the youth ministry at his home church. Just last week he attended youth camp as a mentor to the younger teens. Terence had a big heart when it came to loving others; especially those younger than himself who he could lead and encourage.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his father, Alan Akard and wife Sandy of Runaway Bay; his mother, Carrie Meitzner of Sanger; his brother, Leslie Hardin of Chico; his sister, P.J. Hardin of Chico; his sister, Jessica Bolduc of Tampa, Florida; his brother, Jeffrey Akard of Paradise; his brother, Brian Alcorn of Fort Worth; his sister, Jessica Alcorn of Fort Worth; his grandparents, Jerry B. Glover of California, and Betty “Memaw” Raines of Alpine; his uncles, Matt Meitzner, Kurt Meitzner, Garrick Meitzner all of Florida, and Fred G. Glover of San Antonio; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
William F Halsey Battalion USNSCC
203 S. Greenstone Lane
Duncanville, Texas 75116-4420
Hawkins Funeral Home Decatur
Decatur, Texas, 940-627-5959