Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rest in Peace, Dad

My father, Charles K. Akins, died yesterday at 6:45 pm. My brother who was with him said he went peacefully within minutes after the doctors pulled the respirator. He died after a long battle with pneumonia, complicated by acute interstitial lung disease (probably as a result of exposure to asbestos). He was 89 years old.

This is one of the last photos of him, from his 89th birthday party in April.

 I am traveling to Alabama today, and Dear Husband and the girls will join me this weekend for the funeral.


  1. I am sorry for your loss. Hope you can pull through.
    May he rest in peace.

  2. I am happy his passing was peaceful. My thoughts for you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. I echo the thoughts above. Dona nobis pacem.

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and yours.

  5. prayers for you and your family as you travel and celebrate he life of your father. May he rest in peace.