Frederick Leon Freddie Akins
February 21, 1938 -December 4, 2018. Freddie was born in Walker County, Alabama; he was the son of Reverend Daniel Wilson Akins and Trannie Smith Akins.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sarah Palmer Akins; five daughters, Kathy Akins Storey (Ken), Diann Akins Morales (Ricky), Darla Akins Peace (Steve), Lori Akins McGowan, Jennifer Akins Moore (Ken); Siblings Mary Akins Thompson, Jimmy Akins, David Akins, Randy Akins, and Judy Akins Brown; Ten grandchildren, Jeremy Connor, Brandi Storey, Ashley McGowen, Blake Storey, Russell Wood, Kimberly Peace, Kyle Peace, Angelica Morales, Kelsey McGowan and Nicholas Morales; four great grandchildren, Kenadi Sprouse, Chloe McGowen, Gage Reach, and Leida Gray; a host of nieces and nephews; and dear friends The Rudd family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Trannie Akins, a sister Mildred Akins Trapp, an infant brother, his son-in-law Craig McGowan, and his beloved nephews and niece Shannon Sullins, Jacob Sullins, Erin Drake, Bridgett Akins, and Austin Akins.
Freddie was a graduate of Mortimer Jordan High School, a member of the Teamsters Union, a past Grand Master of the Hewitt/North Birmingham 519 Masonic Lodge, and Riverwood Hunting and Fishing Club.
The family will receive friends Friday December 7th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. at the Messmer Goodwin Funeral Home in Warrior, AL. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Graveside service with Masonic ritual at Bethel United Methodist in Warrior, AL.
Published on December 5, 2018


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