Clarence Earl Akins

Published 10:55 am Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Clarence Earl Akins, 89, passed away peacefully in his home on Tues., Jan. 26, 2021, in Robertsdale.


He was known for his love of family, church, country, baseball and hard work. Clarence was a good Samaritan at heart and had a smile like no other.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

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He enjoyed owning and operating Service Auto Supply in Atmore since 1964, and also owned businesses in Mobile, Bay Minette and Cantonment, Fla.

He was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church of Atmore for many years before retiring to Baldwin County, where he attended First Baptist Church of Foley.

Clarence was born on a small family farm in Bonneville on April 26, 1931. He was the second son of Harry and Annie Clyde Still Akins.

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Mary Zelm, Jack Akins, Leon Akins, Paul Akins, Bruce Akins and Peggy Helton.

Clarence is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie J. Murphy; and his three children, Jan Houser (Morty), Micky Akins and John Murphy Akins (Anna Talton). He was blessed with two grandchildren, Grant Carlton (Kristin Byrne) and Aaren Wasieleski (Ryan); and four great-grandchildren, Kaela, Thai, Anton and Cash. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who meant the world to him.

Family, friends and others whose lives Clarence touched are invited to Pine Rest Funeral Home and Memorial Park LLC, 16541 U.S. 98, Foley, AL 36535, tomorrow, Fri., Jan. 29, 2021. The wake will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:59 a.m. Service and interment will immediately follow at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Grant Carlton, Joey Helton, Harry Akins, Meador Akins, Jerry Poulsen, Ryan Wasieleski, Enrique Noguera, James Akins and Stephen Akins.

The service keyboardist will be Suzanne Akins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Family Ministries, Mobile, or the Samaritan’s Purse. Donations can be made online at or