"Brian was a quiet man of God with great faith and a servant’s heart," according to a statement on the Akehurst Landscape Service website. "He was a passionate fisherman and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Brian’s death was both sudden and untimely."
Akehurst is survived by his wife, three children and many other loving family members, listed in his obituary.
Visitation is Thursday, July 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Evans Funeral Chapel, 3 Newport Drive, in Forest Hill.
The funeral service is Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m. at Central Christian, 7411 Rossville Boulevard, in Rosedale. There will be a brief viewing before the service at 9 a.m.