After a lengthy illness, Parker County Court at Law #2 Judge Ben Akers passed away Saturday. He was 57. Akers had served as judge since 2004, and had spent the previous 17 years in private law practice.
A memorial service for Akers will be heldWednesday at 11 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church. A reception will follow in Akers’ courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square. Akers is survived by his two children, Maggie and Mark, as well as his mother, Shirley Akers.