David James Akalis, 46, Air Force veteran, El Dorado Correctional Facility guard and firearms instructor, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, Sept.25.

David James Akalis, 46, Air Force veteran, El Dorado Correctional Facility guard and firearms instructor, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, Sept.25.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the First Baptist Church of Augusta.

David is survived by: wife, Paula; children, Amanda, Rebecca, Jessica and Caleb; siblings, Stephen and Cheryl; grandchildren , Cody, Kolby and Riley.

He was preceded in death by his parents Steven and Sylvia.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home in Andover.