Dwight Edward Akins Dwight Edward Akins, born in Raeford, NC, being the youngest of 9 children went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2012 at the age of 80. After serving in the US Navy, he and his wife, Shirley moved to CA in June 1960. He retired as a grocery clerk of 33 years then moved to Visalia, CA, in 1997. His hobbies were wood-working, camping and gardening. Dwight was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, daughter, Nancy Kyker / husband Bryan, son, Douglas Akins / wife Stephanie, 5 grandchildren: Karen, Josh, Kurtis, Allison, Nicholas and 1 great grandson, Madden. A Memorial service will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:30am. Condolences may be offered at www.millerchapel. com.