Dwight Lee Akins, 88, of Ferguson, passed away peacefully with family on Monday, May 14, 2012. Born in Oklahoma City, OK, on March 6, 1924, the son of James Lee and Macie Louise (Bass) Akins.
Dear life long companion to Mary (Munos) Akins; loving father of, Theresa (Carl) Saunders-Kleusch and Dwain (Gail) Akins; beloved grandfather of, Kerry Michael Saunders, Kelsey Akins, and Drake Akins, and great-grandfather of Trinity Saunders.
Mr. Akins was a 50 year resident of Ferguson, a Navy Veteran of WWII, a graduate of Oklahoma University with a B.S. in business, and was employed by Douglas Aeronautics later McDonnell Douglas before his retirement.
Graveside services will be 10:30 A.M.Friday, May 18, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with full military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 9:15 A.M.-10:15 A.M. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd.