CANDLER, N.C. - Jimmy Joe Akins Jr., 29, died April 25, 2004.
Born Aug. 1, 1974, in Lonoke, Ark., son of Jimmy and Betty Akins of Candler, he was a member of WNC Disc Golf and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors in addition to his parents include: one son, Austin Kyle Akins of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Loretta Akins of Weaverville and Shawn and Amber Akins of Candler; his maternal grandparents, Steve and Allie St. Mary of New Madrid, Mo.; his paternal grandparents, J.D. and Dixie Akins and Ann Masterson of New Madrid; four nieces, Savanna, Krystal, Courtney and Christiane; and three nephews, Dillon, Codey and Mikey.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home in Asheville with Keith Watkins officiating.