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Harold W. Akin

January 28, 1943 ~ April 25, 2019 (age 76)

Harold W. Akin, age 76, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Good Samaritan Home.

Harold was born January 28, 1943, in Columbia, KY to Roy and Helen (Wilson) Akin. He graduated from Columbus Sr. High School in 1960. Harold served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a 44 year member of Vann Avenue Baptist Church where he served in many capacities. Harold retired in 2006 from Whirlpool Corporation after 39 years. He also owned his own landscaping business, Akin Landscaping, for 30 years.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Alice Fay (Coomer) Akin; sons, James Akin (Regina “Rene”) of Evansville, IN and Raymond Akin of Evansville, IN and a sister, Alma Jessie (Ollie); As well as 5 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters; and 3 brothers.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Reverend Raymond W. Akin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Vann Avenue Baptist Church at 2608 Vann Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.

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