David L. Akins Jr. of Pilot Knob passed away on Dec. 15, 2017 at his residence. He was 90. He was born June 24, 1927 in Annapolis, the son of the late David L. and Zora (Vance) Akins. On Aug. 18, 1944, he was united in marriage to Orpha Mariam Vogler, who preceded him in death on March 1, 2008. To this union four children were born, Burlan Akins of St. Louis, David Akins of Chowchilla, CA, Rodney Akins of Cottage Hills, IL, and Tammy Fishbeck of Arcadia.