John Floyd Akin Jr.

May 21, 1928October 25, 2010

Memorial services for John Floyd Akin Jr., 82, of Temple, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 29, 2010 at Odem Evergreen Cemetery in Odem, TX. He died Monday, October 25, 2010 in a Temple nursing home. Cremation services have been entrusted to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Temple.

John was born May 21, 1928 in West Palm Beach, FL to John Floyd Akin Sr. and Mildred Lohman Akin. John served in the United States Marine Corp. He married Mary Cleaveland Pennington October 17, 1953 in Lyford, TX. They lived in Cushing, TX and in Odem from 1963 to 1974. Mr. Akin was employed as a Linesman with Missouri Pacific Railroad from 1954 to 1974 and as a Chemical Operator with Celanese Chemical Corporation from 1974 to 1994. He had lived in Temple for the past ten years where he was a member of the Sportsman Club.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Akin of Temple; one son, Steven Akin of New Braunfels, and two grandchildren; Cassidy Rae Otahal of Corpus Christi and Kristy Simpson of Austin.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research Foundation, 3520 Lake Avenue, Suite #202, Wilmette, IL 90091-1064,


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Winnie Rowell

November 1, 2010

Johnny will be greatly missed by his sister, Winifred Akin Rowell of Loachapoka, AL and his brother Harold Akin of Centre, AL. His family loved him very much and they hope to see him again someday. "When We All Get to Heaven, What a Day of Rejoicing That Will BE!"

Deborah McCord

October 27, 2010

Johnny was a great uncle. He always made his nieces and nephews feel special. My mother will greatly miss her brother. We pray that he is with the Lord and that we will see him again one day. We love you Mary.

Janet Frandsen

October 27, 2010

Mary, Uncle Johnny was a great person. I will always remember his sweet smile, and caring ways. His light will continue to shine over you! Always here if you need us...With Love, Janet Rowell Frandsen and Family. (Wes Frandsen Nikki and Anson Wright.

Carolyn Parker

October 26, 2010

Mary we will really miss John he was a wonderful person --- Hugs Carolyn & Chuck

Larry Ryter

October 26, 2010

The American Legion Temple Post 133 expresses our sympathy to John's Family We thank you for his service. Semper Fi Adjutant/Chaplain Larry E. Ryter. The Marine Corps League Louis Wayne Qualls Detachment 1249 Temple wish to express our sincere sympathy at your loss. Adjutant/Paymaster Larry E. Ryter.