James Allen Akin

March 26, 1956 ~ October 29, 2020 (age 64)


JAMES ALLEN AKIN, 64, of West Frankfort passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Chicago, IL on March 26, 1956, the son of Rev. James R. & Rosalie Marie (Brookshire) Akin.

He loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren. He loved his cats and birds, fishing, and old cars. He worked as a Security Guard for many years.

Mr. Akin is survived by his:

Daughter: Angie Crocker & husband Jeff of Biloxi, MS

Son: James Wayne Akin of Salina, KS

5 Grandchildren: Katelyn Wilburn

Kelsey Page

Ashley Rose Akin

James Michael Akin

Bradley James Akin

3 Great-Grandchildren: Paxton, Hadley Jayne & Waylon

3 Sisters: Pam Duncan & husband Terry of Centralia

Lisa Filkins & husband Tom of West Frankfort

Julie Howard & husband Ron of West Frankfort

Mr. Akin was preceded in death by his Parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P. M. MONDAY, Nov. 2nd at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 11 A.M. on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Friends of FCAC-Animal Rescue, P. O. Box 210 Christopher, IL 62822 in Mr. Akin’s memory.

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November 2, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
November 2, 2020

1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


Friends of FCAC-Animal Rescue
P. O. Box 210, Christopher IL 62822

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