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Ralph  Edgar Akins, Jr.
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Obituary for Ralph Edgar Akins, Jr.

Ralph Edgar Akins, Jr., age 64, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Decatur, GA. He was born in Atlanta, GA, on February 28, 1953 to Ralph Akins, Sr. and Virginia Akins. He graduated from North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences in 1972 and went on to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He was in the Navy from 1973 to 1975 and was stationed on the USS Conyngham. In most recent years, he worked in Technical Support at Business Software, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Akins, Sr. and Virginia Akins. He is survived by his sister, Genia Akins Weidler and her husband Ron; his niece Jennifer Wilson and her husband Mike and their children Emma and Bryce. Ralph will also be forever remembered by his extended family and friends, especially his closest and devoted friend of 33 years, John Reynolds.

Ralph was a caring, loving, supportive, fun, and strong brother, uncle, and friend to those who knew him. He was very artistic and talented in landscaping and gardening, which was seen in every aspect of his life. He was also a nature lover and cared for animals on a daily basis. His spirit is full of love and compassion and will live on in our hearts and memories forever.

Family and friends will be received at a visitation this Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King St SE, Smyrna, GA 30080. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 noon. Burial services will immediately follow at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Because of Ralph’s love of animals, if you wish to make a donation in Ralph’s memory, memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA.


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Visitation

Saturday

13

Jan

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Service

Saturday

13

Jan

12:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Graveside

Saturday

13

Jan

1:00 PM
Crest Lawn Memorial Park

2000 Marietta Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30318

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