Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Robert Lee Akin Sr., age 80, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Mr. Akin was born in Colbert, Georgia, a son to the late William Thomas Akins and the late Cordelia Watson Akins. Mr. Akin owned and operated an auto body repair business and worked the last sixteen years at Kabota. Mr. Akin was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving in the Vietnam War. He was very involved with the Barrow County Veterans Resource Center and was a member of the Albert Gordon American Legion Post 56 in Jefferson, Georgia. In addition to his parents, Mr. Akin was preceded in death by his wife Joan Akin.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Jones Blessing Akin of Jefferson; son, Robert Lee Akin II and his wife Sandy of Nicholson, daughter, Melissa Exum and her husband Danny of Douglasville; step-sons, John Dustin Davis of Winder, Carl Blessing of Jefferson and Jeffery Blessing of Magnolia, Texas; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Jackson Memorial Park in Commerce, Georgia, with military honors. Dr. Jack Lawson and Reverend Hardy Warmack will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Barrow County Veterans Resource Center, 66 McElroy Street, Winder, Georgia, 30680.
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66 McElroy Street, Winder GA 30549