Rev. James R. Akin

November 29, 1931 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 88)


REV. JAMES R. AKIN, 88, of West Frankfort passed away Sunday morning, April 5, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Benton, IL on November 29, 1931, the son of Raymond & Ida (Launius) Akin.

He married Rosalie Marie (Brookshire) on October 14, 1954, and she preceded him in death on September 5, 2005.

He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1955.

Rev. Akin is survived by his:

4 Children: James Allen Akin of West Frankfort

                     Pam Duncan & husband Terry of Centralia

                     Lisa Filkins & husband Tom of West Frankfort

                     Julie Howard & husband Ron of West Frankfort

6 Grandchildren: Angie Crocker, James Wayne Akin, Matthew Filkins, Nichole Lambert, Justin Howard & Aaron Howard

11 GreatGrandchildren

Brother: Gary Akin & wife Barbara of Benton

Rev. Akin was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, by a Sister-Betty Hammond & by 4 Brothers-William, Clifford, Chris & Leroy.

Private Family services will be held.  Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.

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