Douglas D. Akins, 75, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Doug was born July 12, 1945 in Tennessee where he grew up and graduated from Madisonville High School, and received a BS degree at the University of Tennessee. He began his teaching career in the Whitfield County Schools teaching science and math. He then taught for Maryville City Schools. Six years ago, he and his wife of 33 years, Emily, moved to the area from Maryville, TN. Doug enjoyed travel, golf, and genealogy. He was a member of the Cypress Lakes Homeowners Association.
Douglas is predeceased by his brother Danny Akins. He is survived by his wife Emily A. Akins of Lakeland, a daughter Tracey Bender (Mark) of Clinton, TN, a brother Darrell Akins (Debby) of Cleveland, TN, brother-in-law Russ Brickey (Cynthia) of Clovis, CA a special cousin Jim Akins of Knoxville, TN and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces. He will be missed by family and friends.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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