James Tarter "Jimmy" Akin

March 20, 1942 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 79)


James Tarter “Jimmy” Akin age 79 of Columbia, KY passed away on Friday, August 06, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in London, KY. Jimmy was born on March 20, 1942 in Adair County, KY to the late Jerome and Ethel Tarter Akin. He was a retired employee of CSX Transportation, a member of Columbia United Methodist Church, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister Shirley Miller.

Survivors Include:

One Son- James Scott Akin(Peggy) of Livingston, KY

One Daughter- Allison Jones(Jay) of London, KY

One Sister- Jane Akin Keltner of Columbia, KY

Four Grandchildren- Gus Akin, Mallory Judd, Kaitlyn Mullins(Sam) and Allie Jones

One Great Grandson- Jameson Mullins

Special Niece and Nephews- Suzanne Rogers, Pat Miller, Jeff Miller, and Bradley Miller along with a host of other relatives and friends


Funeral Service:

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery with military honors  by VFW Post 6097. Family requests visitation on Monday, August 09th from 5 P.M. till 8 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

The family requests all visitors to wear a facial covering.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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August 9, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
August 10, 2021

1:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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