Dr. James Thomas Akins, Jr., age 59, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 27, 2022. He was devoted to his family and loved them more than life itself, especially his daughter Whitney and recently granddaughter Carly. He was a member of Bethel Mission Baptist Church. He served as the Director of Schools for Grainger County.
He was preceded in death by his:
Father: James Thomas Atkins
Parental and maternal grandparents
He is survived by his:
Daughter: Witney (Chad) McElhaney
Granddaughter: Carly McElhaney
Mother: Linda Atkins
Brother: Jerry (Wilma) Atkins
A host of relatives and friends
Graveside Services will be held Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Atkins Cemetery in Broken Valley (Grainger County). Rev. Tim Collins and Rev. CH Dalton will be officiating the service.
Pallbearers: Vernon Coffey, Brett Coffey, Edwin Jarnagin, Daniel Bishop, Ryan McElhaney, and Patrick Collins.
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