|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1956|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 2011|
BROOKLET, Ga. - Mr. Ricky Benjamin Akins, age 54, died on Sunday, March 13, 2011. The native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County was a truck driver. Ricky was a loving son and a father who loved his family. He had a giving heart and he loved to hunt and fish. He loved the land in which he was always a giver and never a taker. He was a member of the Swamp Stompers.
He was preceded in death by his father, J.B. Akins. Ricky was a member of the Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Beth Pope Akins of Brooklet; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Lauren Akins of Evans, Ga.; three daughters, Lindsey Akins, Lauren Akins and Jesse Akins of Brooklet; his mother, Faye Rountree Akins of Statesboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Nelly Akins of Brooklet; a sister, Vickie Dearing of Gainesville, Fla.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Keith Hamilton officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Swamp Stompers.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (www.joineranderson.com)
Statesboro Herald, March 15, 2011
*Please Note* Ricky was cremated and his ashes scattered (information obtained from family member). This memorial was created to link Ricky with his father and for individuals to leave photos, flowers, and messages.
John Benjamin Akins (1931 - 2010)
Upper Black Creek Cemetery
Created by: Craig & Tonya Banks
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66963734
RESTING IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS|
Added: Jul. 18, 2012