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OBITUARY

C. Thomas Akin

January 31, 1944November 19, 2019
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C. Thomas Akin, 75, of Centennial, Colorado, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was born on January 31, 1944 to the late Harry and Marjorie (Day) Akin.

He graduated from the University of Evansville with an Economics and MBA degree where he was also a member of Sigma Phi-Epsilon. Tom was with Whirlpool Corporation for 30 years, most recently as The Director of Sales for the Mountain States Division. He was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army having earned a Bronze Star, Army Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and numerous other decorations from the country of South Vietnam. Tom was the past president of the Downtown Civitan Club, responsible for fund raising, design and building of the Four Freedoms Monument to celebrate the Bicentennial. He enjoyed traveling, sports, and spending time with his seven grandchildren.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by wife of 48 years, Lana (Barnett) Akin; son, C. Thomas “Tommy” Akin II (Lauren Garbo); granddaughters, Riley and Reese Akin; grandsons, Charles Thomas Akin III and Sean Akin; daughter, Alyson Carlin (Chris); grandsons, Shane and Chase Thomas Carlin; granddaughter, Peyton Carlin; sister, Marjie Akin; nephews, Logan DeWeese, Brody DeWeese, and Hunter DeWeese; brothers, Mic Akin (Bernetia) and Steve Akin; and niece, Crystal Dunn.

A Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Benedict Cathedral, officiated by The Very Rev. Godfrey Mullen OSB, with burial following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit on Friday 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pg=fund&fr_id=1060&pxfid=601312

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lana (Barnett) Akin, Wife
  • C. Thomas "Tommy" Akin II (Lauren Garbo), Son
  • Riley Akin, Granddaughter
  • Reese Akin, Granddaughter
  • Charles Thomas Akin III, Grandson
  • Sean Akin, Grandson
  • Alyson Carlin (Chris Carlin), Daughter
  • Shane Carlin, Grandchild
  • Chase Thomas Carlin, Grandson
  • Peyton Carlin, Granddaughter
  • Marjie Akin, Sister
  • Logan DeWeese, Nephew
  • Brody DeWeese, Nephew
  • Hunter DeWeese, Nephew
  • Mic Akin (Bernetia Akin), Brother
  • Steve Akin, Brother
  • Crystal Dunn, Niece
  • Harry Akin, Father (deceased)
  • Marjorie (Day) Akin, Mother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Matthew Schauseil

December 4, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Thinking of you all as you celebrate his remarkable life. God Bless

Reuben Heikkinen

November 30, 2019

Thinking of you, Lana...Alyson & Tommy...wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain

Carey Craig

November 25, 2019

Dear Lana, Alyson, and Tommy -

I am so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. Each of you is in my prayers.

I will always remember Tom as a wonderfully inquisitive and intelligent guy - and very gregarious.

I pray that God gives each of you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Love,

Carey W Craig

Ed Jones

November 24, 2019

I was saddened to read of the passing of Brother Akin, and my thoughts & prayers are with his family, friends & chapter brothers. While I never had the honor of meeting Tom, I pledge that the SigEp Patriots Project will always remember him, his life & his patriotic service. Until Valhalla.

Gary Grieger

November 24, 2019

Sorry to read of Tom's passing! We shared early life events in grade school and high school! RIP Tom!

Shirley Zorn

November 22, 2019

We have lost a Giant of Man, Our Tom Akin, an inspirational, leader, mentor, kindred spirit and especially a friend. You will always be in my heart❤️. Your bright spirit and enthusiasm for life will live on in all of the lives you have touched. You will always be the thorn in the middle of " The Darlings"🥰

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Biography

C. Thomas Akin, 75, of Centennial, Colorado, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. He was born on January 31, 1944 to the late Harry and Marjorie (Day) Akin.

He graduated from the University of Evansville with an Economics and MBA degree where he was also a member of Sigma Phi-Epsilon. Tom was with Whirlpool Corporation for 30 years, most recently as The Director of Sales for the Mountain States Division. He was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army having earned a Bronze Star, Army Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and numerous other decorations from the country of South Vietnam. Tom was the past president of the Downtown Civitan Club, responsible for fund raising, design and building of the Four Freedoms Monument to celebrate the Bicentennial. He enjoyed traveling, sports, and spending time with his seven grandchildren.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by wife of 48 years, Lana (Barnett) Akin; son, C. Thomas “Tommy” Akin II (Lauren Garbo); granddaughters, Riley and Reese Akin; grandsons, Charles Thomas Akin III and Sean Akin; daughter, Alyson Carlin (Chris); grandsons, Shane and Chase Thomas Carlin; granddaughter, Peyton Carlin; sister, Marjie Akin; nephews, Logan DeWeese, Brody DeWeese, and Hunter DeWeese; brothers, Mic Akin (Bernetia) and Steve Akin; and niece, Crystal Dunn.

A Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Benedict Cathedral, officiated by The Very Rev. Godfrey Mullen OSB, with burial following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit on Friday 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel.