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Robert "Bob" Cecil Akins

December 11, 1958 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Robert "Bob" Akins Obituary

Robert “Bob” Cecil Akins, 65, departed this earth on Sunday January 7, 2024, at his home in Rio Rancho, NM unexpectedly. He was born on December 11, 1958, in Kyushu, Japan at Itazuke Air Force Base. He was the youngest son of Richard Charles Akins and Betty Jane Schenck-Akins. 

Bob graduated from Alamogordo High school in 1977 and later joined the Army on June 27th, 1979. He retired from Fort Brag, North Carolina after 20 years of honorable service. He joined the Sherwin-Williams Family in June of 2000 and worked there for 23 years. He was a lifetime member of the Rio Rancho VFW post 5890. Bob loved riding his Harley Davidson with the American Legion Riders post 0118 any chance he got. He enjoyed his evenings relaxing in his backyard watching and feeding all of the small wildlife. You would never catch Bob without a dog or two that he hadn’t spoiled. He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys Fan and would never miss a game and loved John Wayne movies. For anyone that knew Bob, he was a mountain of a man but had the heart of a teddy bear and would never turn away from helping others. 

Bob is preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Kevin Hicks. Left to cherish his memories is his companion of 15 years, Ms. Denise M. Thomas; his siblings, Diana Fay Akins, Jerry Richard Akins (Sandy) and Sheri Lynn Mendoza (Danny). Bob was honored with two stepdaughters from a previous marriage, Christina Heath and Felicia Heath (Mark). He also left behind multiple grandkids, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a great grandchild. 

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, February 5, 2024, at Alamogordo Funeral Home in Alamogordo, NM. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery with Military Honors.

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Memorial Service
February 5, 2024

10:00 AM
Alamogordo Funeral Home
2301 First Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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