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H.C. Akin

H.C. Akin, 88, of Pikeville, Tennessee died June 4, 2018.

He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. He was retired from the Army and was a combat veteran of the Korean War. He taught building trades at the Bledsoe-Sequatchie Vocational Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H.R. and Kitty Akin; and nine brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Akin of Pikeville; daughter, Tina (Barry) Dishman of Rock Island; four sons, Michael (Linda) Akin of Crestview, Florida, Kenny (Karen) Akin of Pikeville, Steve (Sherry) Akin of Crossville, and Don Akin of Crossville; grandchildren, Megan and Macy Dishman, Chris and Sylvia Akin, James Ritter, Amanda Akin, Candace

Gifford, Celeste and Wesley Akin;  four great-grandchildren; sister Marie Myers of Whitwell; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 6, at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Doyle Ashburn officiating. Burial was in Pikeville Cemetery.

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Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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