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Nelson Akins, Jr.



Lie -in -State:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street - Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life:
12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021
Scales & Sons Funeral Home 314 East State Street - Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the Service on Sunday, January 31, 2021
Gaines Cemetery - Murfreesboro, TN

Nelson Akins Jr. was born on April 18, 1953 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the late Christine Short and Nelson (Mary) Akins Sr. He transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on January 22, 2021.

He was educated in the public schools of Rutherford County.

In his downtime, Nelson enjoyed NASCAR Racing, Football, Basketball, Motorcycle racing. His passion was rebuilding/remodeling homes.

Hw was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Henry Akins.

Nelson leaves to cherish his memory: daughters, Toemiko (Corey) Alexander, Laketa Akins and Morgan (Shon) Patton; Grandchildren: Sha-Toddria (David) Horne, Sha-Dazhia Graves, Da'Shonea Patton, TaKaiya Patton, JaNaeya Patton, Talee Akins, Da'Ahja Patton, Tavion Akins and Da'Lasha Patton; Great Grandchildren: Sariah Horne, Gracie Horne, Kaliyah Harris and Dallas Horne Brothers:Tom Akins, Billy (Marie) Akins and William Akins; Sisters:Mai Gooch, Delores Akins, Donna Akins and Linda Akins A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Devoted Friends: Fernischia Galie and Ann Woods


Daddy's Girls

Daddy, as we think back, we find ourselves wondering, did we remember to "Thank you Enough" for all you have done for us, for all the times you were by our sides to help support us, celebrate our successes and accept our defeats. We will cherish every moment as if we were at a football or basketball game. Daddy, there was "No Time" to say goodbye or see you later, that's what hurts our hearts, but in your voice, we will hear a whisper, Turkey, Tree and Mo your Daddy is ok, it was my time to go. I have another job to do it's just a little further away, I will see you again and show you the mansion I built for all of us to stay. Daddy we love you so much and that is love no one will ever know, you have bonded us together that will continue to grow.

Missed by:
Daddy's Girls


In efforts to be in compliance with the regulations of the CDC guidelines, mask are required upon entry of the building and temperatures will be checked at the door. This is for the safety of our community as well as our funeral home staff.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

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

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371