Lu Wallis Akin

August 28, 1927January 3, 2013

Lu W. “Rudy” Akin went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 3, 2013. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 10 in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Proctor of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Rudy was born August 28, 1927 to Rev. and Mrs. Clyde Wallis of Melissa, Texas. She attended Celina High School and graduated from Dallas Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. She continued her post-graduate study at Margaret Hague Maternity in Jersey City at the New Jersey Medical Center. On December 12, 1949, Rudy married Bernard “Bud” Akin in San Angelo, Texas and they spent 59 beautiful years of marriage together loving and supporting each other and raising their family. Rudy was a longtime and active member of the First Presbyterian Church in San Angelo where she taught in the primary department Sunday school and was also a co-teacher of the Friendship Class. Mrs. Akin worked as Director of In-Service Education at Shannon Hospital while attaining her B.S. in Nursing through the University of Texas Nursing College. She continued to work in all phases of nursing throughout her career: office nursing as well as with the mentally challenged at the San Angelo Center. Rudy had been a member of the Junior League of San Angelo and also spent time as a member of the San Angelo Country Club Women’s Golf Association. She especially loved spending time with her family at their Bois D’ Arc Ranch south of Christoval. Rudy was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge with her long time friends. She was also a sports enthusiast and was often heard “officiating” from her favorite chair. Mrs. Akin was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clyde Wallis Jr.; two sisters, Marie Merritt and Dorothy Tidwell; and her beloved husband, “Bud” Akin. She is survived by her son, Galen Akin and wife Tony of Christoval; her daughter Lu Akin and her long time companion Adrian Feldman of St. Petersburg, FL; her grandson Chase Akin and wife Jamie of San Angelo; great granddaughter Driskell Akin; brother Truitt Wallis of Plano; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Family and friends may sign an online register book at


  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lu Wallis Akin

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

bubba crunk

January 14, 2013

Galen and Tony. My heart goes out to you and your family. Galen, I know how special mothers ARE - since I lost mine 4 years ago April. I and am still tender. My prayer is your heart mend in a rapid manner... and it will.

Nona Crittenden

January 13, 2013

Lu & Adrian,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time.

January 10, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss Galen. You and your family are in our prayers. Durward and Brenda Wells

Aubrey and Paula Kennemer

January 10, 2013

So sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

January 10, 2013

Galen, You have my deepest sympathy with
the loss of your mom. I remember all the way back to cub scouts. Great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eddie & Julie Lewis

January 10, 2013

Rudy you will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Akin family. We love you dearly.

Adrie McCravy

January 10, 2013

Akin Family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

January 9, 2013

Rudy will be greatly missed, but leaves behind the most wonderful legacy; a strong and loving Family, which is what she valued most.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rick and Sundai Swinney

Carol Spieler

January 9, 2013

So sorry for your loss of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.

Jeton Tumlinson

January 9, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.