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Harold Dean Akin
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1923
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 1, 2008
Jackson County
Illinois, USA

Harold Dean Akin

MURPHYSBORO - Harold Dean Akin, 84, of Carbondale, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, at his residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2008, in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Terry Jackson officiating and burial in Murdale Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday and until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. or the Mount Pleasant Memorial Cemetery Association. Memorials to the cemetery may be mailed in care of Joe Trobaugh, 519 N. Almond St., Carbondale, IL 62901.

Harold was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Murphysboro, to Granvil Akin and Gladys A. (Holiday) Alkin.

He was a graduate of Murphysboro High School and attended Shurtleff College in Alton, where he met Julia Davis. They were married Oct. 18, 1943, in Alton. He was also a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Mr. Akin served in the Pacific during World War II with the 854th Aviation Engineers in the U.S. Army.

Harold worked many years in business with his father at Akin Auto Service and he retired from Consolidated Coal Company.

He also attended the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and pastored many area churches.

Mr. Akin was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Carbondale.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, ... of Carbondale and St. Louis; three daughters and sons-in-law, ...of De Queen, Ark., Crystal Lake, and Perryville, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia, on Oct. 12, 2000, and his parents.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on May 3, 2008

note: as a courtesy to the family, the names of persons living have been withheld 
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  Julia Nelle Davis Akin (1922 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Murdale Gardens of Memory
Jackson County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Garden of Meditation which is section 1 lot 51-A spaces 3&4
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Record added: Mar 22, 2012
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