Yesterday I learned of the passing of my friend, Bob Akins. I know Bob as an opposing coach at Waltrip H.S. and friend. His teams were well coached and conducted themselves as gentleman. My parents, players, and fans held Coach Akin in high esteem as he and his teams came to Victoria over the Easter Holidays or Spring Break. We would travel to Houston on alternating years. We all hold those years as very special. Other teams who took part in this exchange were Westbury and Sharpstown.
My heart goes out to Coach Akins's family and all who loved this great man.
The world is a better because of Bob Akins.
Stacy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was always smiling and never met a stranger. I always enjoyed his visits when came to New Boston. I know you have many special memories of him and your Mom. Hold them close, and let them guide you during this time of sadness.
We are sorry for your loss. Dicky has many food memories of Bobbie.
Dicky and Diane Akins
Though I believe Coach Akins' family members are well aware of the character of Coach, I don't want to let this opportunity pass. I put Coach Akins in the special catagory men&mentors along with Black's Coach Callan. Both were less interested in the final score of the game than how the young men under their charge lived their lives. Callan took us in young adolescence and Akins in late. Some know the story of Coach Akins presenting me with my letter jacket 37 years post earning it. He was like the father I never had who waited patiently for me to return to the living. His passing leaves a great loss in the moment, yet a lasting legacy of love and faith. I hope I'm able to do the same.
Steve Crowder (Dujay)
Waltrip Class of 1970
Stacy, so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Wish we could be there in person for you. He was a warm and funny guy, and always gave us alot of laughs. We will be
thinking of you tomorrow. Much Love, Linda and Kathy
Coach Akins was like a father to me, he taught me many things beyond sports. He believed in me and helped me excel in sports and life. He went above the call of duty to get me a scolarship to Kilgore which set me on a path to a successful future. He was a great asset to the community and all the students he mentored and he will always have a place in my heart.
Waltrip Class of 1971
The Akins' family has our deepest synpathy. As yhe years pass, may your memories give you comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry to hear about Coach . There will always be good memories. Class of 71
I was sorry to hear of Coach Akins passing. He was a great coach and I enjoyed playing for him in football and baseball at Waltrip High School. He taught me many life lessons in addition to the finer points of each sport. Coach Akins was truly one of those coaches and men that you wanted to do your best for. He was an inspiration to meet and although I did not get to see him but a few times after leaving high school his teachings were always with me. He was a great person that will be missed by all that knew him. My deepest condolences to the Akins family.
Waltrip High School Class of 71
I remember Coach Akins very well when he was at Waltrip. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Our family would like to take this oppertunity to tell you how sorry we are to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our families have known each other for along time, and we have so many special memories of both Tyanne,you and Bobby. Whew, happy times for sure! Please know that you as well as your family are in our prayers. In my mind, I still see both of your parents behind the counter at Stacy's, smiling, laughing and making everyone who walked though the door feel right at home. A wonderful legacy for sure! God Bless
Stacy, I am sorry for your loss. I remember "Coach" Akins fondly and have carrried and paid forward many of his teachings (on and off the baseball field) for the last 40 years.
May you and yours find comfort knowing that he was admired and looked up to by so many that he taught and coached.
Lou G. - S. P. Waltrip Class of '72
Stacy, We are very sorry to hear about Bobby...He along with Boyd Jr were special first cousins to Dicky and I. He was like a big brother who was always there to help my Dad with our summer baseball program and was a big part of our success. You had two very special parents who were good examples for all of us. God Bless, Karen & Mickey Akins
Stacy, We are sorry to hear of your loss. May you take comfort in knowing he's in heaven with your mom. We know you will miss him.
Layne & Karen Brown
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that your friends and family bring you comfort at this difficult time.
I have never forgotten the life skills Mr. Bob taught me while I worked at Stacy's Deli, as a teenager. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you Stacy as you maneuver through this difficult time.