Dale Wayne Akin

June 9, 1988December 4, 2012
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Dale Wayne Akin, 24, of Odessa, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Stanton, Texas. He was born on June 9, 1988 in Odessa to Stan Akin and Wendy Spencer. Growing up Dale was what you would call “The All American Kid”, he played outside till dark, climbed tree’s and played baseball. You always knew where to find Dale as a child, all you had to do was look in the back yard and there he was. Dale loved his parents and would do anything for them; he also was the best brother to his sister. He graduated from Richard Millburn. Dale struck gold as he put it when he met and fell in love with Jessica. They were perfect for each other and were starting their happy family. He was a proud daddy when they welcomed their daughter, Isabella Faith Akin on April 12, 2011. Dale was also a very proud daddy to his step-son, Kaden Moore, which in Dale’s eyes was his son. He was the best daddy and husband anybody could ask for. Dale was a kid at heart and loved to play with any kid. Like his wife would say, “I have to take care of my three kids”. There is not enough words to describe who he was, all we can say is how amazing and caring he was. He was our HERO and everybody that knew him looked up to him. Dale was extremely proud of his job and died doing what he loved. He loved his line man family as he would say. When football season came around, Dale was faithful to watching the Dallas Cowboys and The University of Texas. If we only had five minutes that day you passed away, we would have had time to tell you all the things we needed to say. We never got to tell you how much you mean to us, Or that you were the best dad, son and husband, better than any man could be. The last time that we talked to you we wish we would have known. We would have said I love you, and kept you on the phone.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Jo Crump; grandfather Billy Akin and cousins, Ricky and Randy Thiebaud.

Those left behind to honor and cherish his memory is his wife, Jessica, a daughter Isabella Akin and a son, Kaden Moore; his parents, Wendy Spencer and Stan Akin; sister, April Akin; grandparents, Dale and Nancy Spencer; a niece, Addison Powell and nephew, Christian Hill; mother-in-law, Mary Kirk and father-in-law, Kenneth Kirk; sister-in-laws, Brooke Hill and husband Clint and Summer Hiett; aunts, Sherry Jenson, Alex Spencer, Syliva Martin, Stephenie Green and Sharon Sawyer; uncle, Chris Jensen; cousins, Gage Spencer, Robert Green, Ryan Green, Robyn Green, Ross Johnson, Rig Johnson, Richard Thiebaud, Amanda Thiebaud, Berry Keefer, Sean Rigs, Laura Moomey and Christopher Martin. He also leaves behind numerous friends and all his family at Electrical Maintenance and Construction.

Family will receive friends on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home between the hours of 6:00pm-8:00pm. A funeral service has been scheduled at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Ritter officiating.


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Brandy Snider

March 5, 2013

I just found out about Dale and I want you to know that my heart goes out to you and your family. I cannot begin to imagine the pain of losing a child. I remember Dale when he was just a sweet kid busing tables at Chili's. it looks like he grew into quite a young man. I am so sorry for your loss and if you ever need anything don't hesitate to ask. Time will heal, but the heart will never forget.

December 19, 2012

love and miss you forever

December 19, 2012

we are missing you

Jennifer Riley McKenzie

December 17, 2012

I just found out about Dale. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. As I was looking through the photos of him on this website I remembered his cute little charming face when him and April (littel Wendy) used to come in to Chili's all the time. His life was just starting and taken from him far too soon. My thoughts are with you and your family during this tough time. Miss you and love you girl!

Brooke Hill

December 10, 2012

Man Dale, this sucks! I loved you and looked up to you. My niece and nephew lost an amazing daddy, my son lost the best uncle in the world! My sister, Jessica lost her soul mate and bestfriend! I wonder now who is going to help me pick on jess. The house is quiet and will never be the same with out you!


December 9, 2012

i am so sorry for your loss. he was a great person to know

Alma Griffin (Fulton)

December 8, 2012

Stan, my heart breaks for you, I don't have the words to say how sorry I am. may God bless you and keep you in His loving arms.

Jennifer Green

December 8, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for all of you.

Julie Akin

December 8, 2012

Stan I have always held close to my heart the memories of us spending summers at nannies. I am so sorry about your son. Please know that u and your family are in my daily thoughts and prayers Love u cuz. Julie

Brandi Lynch

December 8, 2012

Dale, I will never ever forget you. You brought joy to all of our lives and we love and miss you very much. RIP sweetheart..