Russell Robert Akin


Russell Robert Akin age 55 of Afton, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. He was born in Picher, Oklahoma on Feb. 14, 1955 the son of Russell William and Velma Darlene (Vanhoose) Akin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Loy Dean Akin.

He is survived by: his daughter, Chyenne Chandler and her husband Gene of Afton Oklahoma; one son Russell Wayne Akin of Independence, Kan.; a step-son, Clay Braden of Jacksonville, Florida. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Riley and Brent Chandler of Afton, Ivy Henry and Aubrey Taylor of Joplin, Mo.; three sisters, Delores Dunbar of Vinita, Oklahoma, Dianne Akin of Grove, Okla. and Shirley Vanhoose and her husband Mearion of Miami, Oklahoma and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services for Russell Robert Akin will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, with Rev. Ed Mcafee, officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at the funeral home from 5 to 6 p.m. Interment will be held in the Baxter Springs Cemetery in Baxter Springs, Kan. Pallbearers will be Thomas Dunbar, Tomas Wyrick, Cody Landrum, Scott Johnson, Josh McAfee and Roy Howard.