Joshua Akers Set-Build Workshop and Endowment Fund
Active Dates: 3/11/2019 - 12/31/2019

Our NTPA families are invited to support our Founder, Sara Akers, at the memorial services for her only child to be held as follows: 

VISITATION:  Thursday, March 14, 6-8 p.m.
Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75243.

MEMORIAL SERVICES: 
Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075.

Joshua Russell Akers, son of the Founder of Plano Children’s Theatre Sara Akers and beloved husband of Victoria Mizell Akers, suddenly passed on March 8, 2019. Joshua was a 2006 graduate of Plano Senior High and the Wild Cat Football team. Joshua proudly served with distinction as a Marine and was pursuing a degree in Petroleum Engineering at UNT. Joshua grew up in the Plano Children's Theatre and as an actor and volunteer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests the NTPA family make donations to support the dedication of the “Joshua Akers Set-Build Workshop” at the Willow Bend Center of the Arts as a memorial to his love of the arts and woodworking. Proceeds will establish the Joshua Akers Scholarship Endowment Fund to create performing and tech theatre opportunities for underprivileged children/teens at NTPA. (Significant supporters will be recognized in a plaque within the set-build shop.)

Children that have participated in the Plano Children’s Theatre and North Texas Performing Arts attending the March 16 memorial service are invited to join with the NTPA staff in a short choral tribute of “Amazing Grace” in respect of the lives and love of Josh and mother Sara Akers.