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Douglas Phillip Akins



15:00 on 2018-03-23
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Visitation with the Family:
12:00 on 2018-03-24
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Celebration of Life:
13:00 on 2018-03-24
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Dr., Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The Service of Committal & Interment:
14:00 on 2018-03-24
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Douglas Phillip Akins was born on March 15, 1964 to Johnnie Mai
Akins and Willie P. Martin in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. His journey
ended peacefully after an extended illness on Tuesday, March 20,2018.
Doug as everyone called him was a very kind, sweet and gentle man who
had a smile that would melt your heart. He graduated from Riverdale
High School in 1982. After graduation he worked for Better- Built
Aluminum where he worked faithfully for twenty nine years and later
worked for Nissan in Smyrna under Yates until his health begin to fail.
Doug loved the Lord and was very strong in his walk with Christ. He
was a faithful member of Olive Branch Church. He loved spending time
with his family. He enjoyed watching basketball and footbaI1; he was a
true Dallas Cowboy fan. Doug was a very selfless individual. He was
always willing to lend a helping hand. He would do whatever he could,
whenever he could to help someone. The love that he had for everyone
was shown through his caring and compassionate ways. He will be truly
Douglas is preceded in death by his parents, Willie P. Martin and Johnnie
Mai Akins; and brother, Freddie Martin.
His memories will forever be treasured by his loving and devoted wife
of thirty years, Sonia Akins; precious daughter, Celeka C. Akins; sisters,
Laura (Robert) Alexander, Bessie Williams, Clara (Thomas) Holman
and Kim Akins, all of Murfreesboro; brothers, Charles (Zunnia) Akins
of Phoenix, Arizona, Johnny Ray Akins of Germany, Terrance (Sabina)
Martin of Winchester, Tennessee, Ken Martin and Willie P. Martin Jr.
both of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; devoted father-in-law, Acie Lawrence;
brother-in-law, Kenneth Lawrence; sisters-in-law, Donna (Larry Sr.)
Abrams of Forrest, Virginia, Sandra Lawrence, Regina Lawrence of
Antioch, Tennessee, Deborah Hughes, Trina (Ricky) Smith and Tamika
(Tom) Jones of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; aunts, MattieL. Martin and
Hattie A. Jackson; devoted cousins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Thomas,
Eugene Martin and Cleo Martin; devoted friends, Robert Howse, Lance
Womack, Kenneth Lewis, David Strong, Don Smith and Ernest Smith; a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371