Lewis W. Akin was born Aug. 8, 1948, in Dudley and died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 56.
He lived in Flint, Mich., for about 15 years and had served in the Army during Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed mechanic.
On May 28, 1971, he was united in marriage to Penny Bays in Alabama.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Akin and wife Tali, and Michael Akin and his wife Shaundra, both of Dexter; one daughter and son-in-law, Angela and David Charles of Dexter; three brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Bea Akin of St. Clair, Frank and Karen Akin of Peveley, and Charley and Deloris Akin of Oak Grove; four sisters, Rose Lee Payton and husband Leon, of Dittmer, Ethel Payla of Dudley, and Betty Roberts of Splendora, Texas; and Margarett Faries, her husband Bill, of Puxico; 11 grandchildren; and a special friend, Marvin Stewart of Dexter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.W. Akin and Dora Akin; a sister, Dorothy Rhodes; and a brother, Jessie Akin.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at White-Sanders Funeral Home in Fisk.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at White-Sanders Funeral Home in Fisk with Pastor Cris Dixon officiating.
Interment will follow in Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.