August 1, 1974 ~ April 25, 2004

Born in: Lonoke, Ark,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Jimmy Joe Akins, Jr., 29, of Candler passed away Sunday, April 25, 2004. A native of Lonoke, Arkansas, he was a son of Jimmy and Betty Akins of Candler. He was a member of WNC Disc Golf and enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Steve and Allie St. Mary, paternal grandparents JD and Dixie Akins and Ann Masterson all of Missouri; a son Austin Kyle Akins of Crestview, FL; two brothers, Ronnie Akins and wife Loretta of Weaverville and Shawn Akins and wife Amber of Candler; nieces Savanna, Krystal, Courtney and Christiane and nephews Dillon, Codey and Mikey. A memorial service will be held 4:00 pm Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Watkins officiating. His family will receive friends immediately following the service.

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  1. Betty,

    We are heartbroken for you and your family. Our prayers are that God through His grace and strength will sustain you and undergird you during this time of loss.

  2. The Lord has his reasons. He has given you a gift. He will take us all one day. Then we will meet in heaven. We will rejoice and sing together. Until it all will end.
    In loving memory of Uncle Jimmy Joe

  3. Dear Betty & Jimmy,
    Please know that you have my heartfelt condolences and I will be praying for you w/o ceasing.
    Love In Christ, Suzanne

  4. I dont know where I was at and doing when this took place I remember hearing that my ol friend passed and i couldn’t believe it. Jimmy was my very close friend in school I had his back and he had mine. He was a friend for sure and i often think about times we had together in that old JR High building and it makes me smile. Rest in peace ol friend you are missed but will not be forgotten.


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