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Roy Akin

February 12, 1934 - August 28, 2012
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Roy Akin, 78, passed away on August 28, 2012 in Pasadena, TX. He was born on February 12, 1934 in Swenson, TX to William and Leona Akin. Roy was raised in Avoca, TX and graduated from high school in 1952. He was a 4 year varsity basketball player in high school, and proud to have played for the championship Mustang's. Roy was a resident of Pasadena since 1968. He was retired from American National Can Company, and was the owner of Roadrunner Bail Bonds for 20 years. Roy Master Mason of the CA Fortner lodge No 1384, Houston Scottish Rite, and a member of Arabian Shrine Temple of Houston, TX. Roy is preceded in death by his parents,...
Roy Akin, 78, passed away on August 28, 2012 in Pasadena, TX. He was born on February 12, 1934 in Swenson, TX to William and Leona Akin. Roy was raised in Avoca, TX and graduated from high school in 1952. He was a 4 year varsity basketball player in high school, and proud to have played for the championship Mustang's. Roy was a resident of Pasadena since 1968. He was retired from American National Can Company, and was the owner of Roadrunner Bail Bonds for 20 years. Roy Master Mason of the CA Fortner lodge No 1384, Houston Scottish Rite, and a member of Arabian Shrine Temple of Houston, TX.
Roy is preceded in death by his parents, William Everett Akin, and Leona Altman Akin; wife of 48 years, Willette Akin; grandson, Jason Cheatham; daughter in law, Katy Akin; half -brother, John William Akin; 3 half- sisters, Ollie Mae Viles, Margaret Ann Atchley, and Alva Elizabeth Walton. He is survived by 1 son, Wayne Akin; 1 daughter, Derissa Cheatham, 1 sister, Sue Link and husband Reginald; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Cheatham, Erica Akin, and Allen Akin; as well as numerous nieces nephews and other extended family members and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00-8:00 pm on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:00 am in the chapel of Grand View Funeral Home with interment to follow in Grand View Memorial Park.
Those wishing to express sympathy and support are asked to do so in one of two ways. A contribution can be made on Roy's behalf to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org; and of course, a flower's gentle beauty is always a comfort.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting www.grandviewfunerals.com

"Derissa and Chris our prayers are with you in this time of need. Mr Roy was a fine man. He will be missed." Gloria, Tony & Mary Martinez Lori's parents and sister (La Porte, TX)

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