He was a retired electrician with TVA. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II.
He was a member of Cookson Creek Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Arthur Akin and Dora Smith Akin.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dixie Newman Akin, of Ocoee; sons: Jerry Akin and wife, Stacey, of Ocoee and John Akin and wife, Sherry, of Benton; and twin granddaughters: Kyra Akin and Madison Akin.
The funeral will be at held at 8 p.m. today, June 20, 2013, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Chastain officiating.
Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Benton Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Akin family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.