David Robert Akins, 65 of Fairview passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Mission Hospital. He was the son of the late Emily Warren Cabe and the late Robert Weldon Akins. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Mac Cabe, his first wife, Sherry Akins and a brother, Mike Akins.
David was an AC Reynolds graduate and an avid ACR Football fan. He was a licensed general contractor and owner of David Akins Construction. David loved his family, especially his grandson, Kevin. He was a fun-loving, hard working man.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 20 years, Elizabeth Akins; three daughters, Lindsey Akins Miller (Eric), Jordan Honeycutt Cornett (Marcus) and Brannon Honeycutt; grandchildren, Kevin Weldon Towe and Harper Elizabeth Cornett; two sisters, Caryn Williams (Phil) and Cathy Huffman (Larry); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at New Hope Community Church of Asheville, 308 Patton Cove Rd. Swannanoa, NC 28778. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.