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Terry Akin, Adair County, KY (1955-2013)

His own personal warmth and infectious smile was reflected in the extraordinary love the people of Adair County had for him. He was a man of principal who could advocate deeply held political positions and principles of his Christian faith without offense to those who might differ. His conversations on issues were models of civil discourse. Still, he will be remembered for much more than his friendliness, but also for the well deserved respect he earned through the dedication and passion he had for his chosen field, the many people influenced to follow in his footsteps, and for the many lives he helped save over the years. He had recently retired as Director of the Adair County Ambulunce Service, at the end of an illustrious 37 years of service. In a large sense, his great legacy is a highly trained Adair County EMS service largely unequalled - anywhere, whether in big cities or small communities such as his beloved Adair County . A consummate volunteer, he served Adair County in many other ways, as well. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. He was a member of a highly regarded, close knit Adair County family. His wife, Luanna Keltner survives. He leaves two direct living descendants.
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Terry Akin, age 58 years, of Columbia, KY passed away Thursday afternoon June 6, 2013 at 5:22pmCT, at his home after several weeks illness.

Funeral services will be Sunday June 9, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY with Rev. Larry Garner and Rev. Marvin Janes the officiating clergy. Visitation will be after 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Interment will be in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.



Terry Akin, Adair County, KY (1955-2013)


He was born Sunday, February 13, 1955 in Columbia, Adair County, KY he was the son of Betty Rigney Akin, who survives, and the late Jesse Akin. He died Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 58 years, 3 months, and 21 days.

Terry Akin was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and had recently retired as Director of the Adair County Ambulance Service. He was employed by the Adair County Ambulance Service for 37 years and had served the community in many other capacities.

Survived by his mother, Betty Rigney Akin of Columbia, KY; and his wife, Luanna Keltner Akin of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Stephanie Akin and Laura Akin both of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Todd Akin of Columbia, KY
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  • Two sisters: Vickie Akin Day of Campbellsville, KY; and Tammy Akin Sparks of Columbia, KY

  • Mother in law: Anita Keltner of Columbia, KY

  • And several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends
    • Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children, Mount Carmel United Methodist Building Fund % Danny Wilkinson 191 Johnson Cemetery Road, Columbia, KY or Gideon Bibles.

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      Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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Terry Akin, Adair County, KY (1955-2013)



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