• "My sincerest condolences to the Akin family. May you find..."
    - Shannon
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    - Judy Bartlett
  • "Love you dad, see you in Heaven some day. JJ"
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    - Frances Macrory
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July 23, 1941 - Nov 7, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Jerry Dale Akin, 72, went to be with the Lord November 7, 2013. He was born July 23, 1941, in McAlester, Ok to Dan and Viola Akin. While still a child, his family moved to Bethany. He graduated a proud Broncho with the class of '59. He worked in business and sales, associated with Barnett's Home Furnishings in early years and with Akin Brothers Floor World in the latter. Jerry was a faithful member of the Bethany Kiwanis and Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. Known for his generosity, optimistic outlook, and his enthusiastic smile, Jerry was a salt of the earth type of man, and his strength of character impacted all who knew him. He was a true family man -- a faithful husband, a dedicated father, and a doting "Pops." Jerry is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jeanne Akin; his children, Julie (Jason) Hamilton, Jerry, Jr., and Richelle (Ron) Atkins; by grandchildren -- whom he truly adored, April and Connor Hamilton, John Patrick and Blake Akin, and Avery and Ayden Atkins; two brothers, Harold and Jack Akin, and brother-in-law, Jim Fields. He is survived by numerous extended family members and a host of friends that were dear to him. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth; sisters, Helen Akin and Betty Fields; sisters-in-law, Jann and Sally Akin; and his beloved son, Richie Akin. Viewing will begin at 11 a.m., with the family greeting friends 6-8 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2013, at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service. Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at the Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, 6789 N.W. 39th Expressway, with interment following in the Bethany Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, visit
Funeral Home
Mercer-Adams Funeral Service - Bethany
3925 North Asbury Avenue  Bethany, OK 73008
(405) 495-4363
Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 10, 2013
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