David Robert Akins September 2, 1955 - January 17, 2021

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.

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  1. Lisa sprinkle says

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. David was a very sweet, caring man. Any time I had the pleasure of talking to him, he made me laugh.
    Prayers continuing for your family.

  2. The Cagles says

    Sending all of our love and prayers to the family. We will be lifting you up!

  3. Brooke Dalton Williams says

    You were so great. Every time I saw you, it was nothing but words of encouragement and that laugh. My favorite memory of you was the Fred Flintstone walk you did at the bowling alley. We still talk and laugh about it to this day. You were in some of the best memories of my childhood and almost always laughing, that’s how I will always remember you. I will miss you ❤️

  4. Robert Kelly says

    I will Deeply Miss you Dave! You taught me many things about carpentry and life, But mostly you taught me how to have confidence in myself! We had some really long heard days Working together on log cabins, But many hardy laughs along the way as well. I love how you could tell a good story! Rest Easy Brother!

  5. David L Marlowe says

    I am blessed that you came into our lives many year ago. You were always a bright light. Your smiles and laughter simply lit up the room where you were. We will all watch out for Elizabeth, Lindsey, Brannon, Jordan, Kevin and Harper. You would have done the same for us. Rest in peace my friend. Fairview has a hole in it now. We will all step in to fill the gap.

  6. Kim Muse says

    Rest in Peace my dear friend. I will miss you.
    Love to the family!