willie Akins 

Willie Akins Jr., 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. He was born April 24, 1945 in Jackson, Tennessee, the son of Willie and Carrie Akins.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Akins, his parents; Willie and Carrie Akins Sr., sister Dorothy Jones and mother-in-law Annie Mae Simmons.

Survivors include: two sons; Terry (Cynthia) Simmons & Willie (Raquel) Akins III, four daughters; Willa Akins, Nancy Akins, Caritha Akins, Consuello Akins, one brother; Grady (Sylvia) Akins, two sisters; Ollie (Carber) Harvey and Patricia Akins, sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home in Elgin, on Wed, Aug. 26 from 9:00am until time of service at 12:00 pm. Burial will be at Bluff City Cemetery immediately following the service. Please call 847-741-1400 for more information.

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