Douglas E. Akins, 71, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.Doug was a resident of the Union Chapel community for most of his life. He graduated from …
Douglas E. Akins, 71, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.
Doug was a resident of the Union Chapel community for most of his life. He graduated from Cordova High School in 1968. After graduation, he served in the United States Navy aboard the John F. Kennedy naval ship. He worked in the coal mines for 25 years, and he was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He had a natural gift and passion for making anything out of wood. He loved his family and friends, and he enjoyed spending time with them in his workshop.
The family will receive friends today, Sept. 22, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at Walker Memory Gardens Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. Mark Lockhart will officiate.
He was preceded in death by his father, W.C. Bill Akins; mother, Loduskie Akins; sister, Bonnie Jones; and brother, Coleman Akins.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Akins; son, Darron Clark (Beth); daughters, Dennea Herron (Will) and Loduskie Tomany (Casey); grandchildren, Cameron Clark, Kyndall Clark, Grayson Lane, Collin Tomany and Sarah Tomany; brother, Neal Akins Sr.; and a host of other dear relatives and friends.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571