David L. Akins Jr.

David L. Akins Jr.

David L. Akins Jr. of Pilot Knob  passed away on Dec. 15, 2017 at his residence. He was 90.

He was born June 24, 1927 in Annapolis, the son of the late David L. and Zora (Vance) Akins.

On Aug. 18, 1944, he was united in marriage to Orpha Mariam Vogler, who preceded him in death on March 1, 2008.  To this union four children were born, Burlan Akins of St. Louis, David Akins of Chowchilla, CA, Rodney Akins of Cottage Hills, IL, and Tammy Fishbeck of Arcadia.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his son, Rodney Akins; three brothers, Burlan Akins, Vernon Akins, and William Thomas “Pete” Akins; and his sister and brother-in-law, Mida and Dent Bartlow.  

David was grandfather to 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  He was an uncle as well.

David was a salesman of every kind – cars, vacuums, real estate.  He loved Buy, Sell or Trade and going to auctions, flea markets, and garage sales.  He also enjoyed fishing and was “always in search of a million dollars.”

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Bryson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Edgar officiating.  Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Back Pack Impact or Meadowbrook Residential Care.  

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brysonfuneralhome.com.