Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


June 4, 2014

Joe Greer Akin - 1932-2014

CATLETTSBURG — Joe Greer Akin, 82, of Catlettsburg, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Jo-Lin Health Center.

He was born March 5, 1932, in Pikeville, Tenn., a son of the late Henry R. and Kitty Swafford Akin.

Joe was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Kenova American Legion Post 93, a member at large of VFW Post 15050 and a Kentucky colonel. Joe retired from and was co-founder of Akin Asphalt Paving Inc. in Catlettsburg. He was a Christian and an active member of Buchanan Chapel United Methodist Church since 1983, where he was trustee chairman.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sharma Lee Woods Akin of Catlettsburg; two sons, Larry Joe (Darcy) of Norfolk Va., and Gregory Paul (Cindi) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Mitzie Gail (David) Katerndahl of San Antonio, Texas, and Pamela Dawn (Vince) Doty of Louisa; four grandchildren, Marc Akin, Sommer Akin, Jennifer Farar and Aubrey Doty; three stepgrandchildren, Shelby Wheeler, Tiffany Katerndahl and Tarah Katerndahl; a brother, Henry C. Akin; a sister, Marie Myers; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Buchanan Chapel Cemetery in Catlettsburg by Pastor Keith Workman.

There will be no visitation.

Young Funeral Home in Louisa is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lawrence County Humane Society, 820 Isaac Park Road, Louisa, KY 41230 or the Trixie Foundation, 1167 Kennel Creek Lane, Webbville, KY 41180.

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