Louis H. ‘Sonny’ Akin, 80, of Columbus, Kansas, formerly of Neosho, Mo. area, died on May 21, 2017 at Riverton, Kansas, following a sudden illness. Louis was born July 11, 1936 at Pioneer, Mo., the son of Louis H. Akin, Sr. and Lois Stark Akin.

He was a lifelong area resident and was an independent truck driver. He enjoyed participating in tractor pulls with his sons and was a bee keeper as a hobby. He was a member of the Silver Moon Full Gospel Church. Louis married Joyce Dean Haynes on Sept. 6, 1957 in Wheaton and she preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2011. He then married Jeri L. (Garner) Andrews on March 1, 2013 and she survives. Additional survivors include children, Mark Akin and wife, Candy of Neosho and Darren Akin and wife, Christy of Rankin, Texas; Dustin Andrews and wife, Amy; Beth Andrews, Jerod Andrews and wife, Rhanda, all of Baxter Springs, Kans.; two sisters, Joan Haynes of Wheaton, Barbara Laird and husband, Stan of Bella Vista, Ark.; grandchildren, Miranda White and husband, Cody; Kelsey Akin, Erin Schmitz and husband, Jacob, Amber Akin, Garret Avalos and wife, Melissa; Hailey Avalos, Elijah Andrews, Madison Andrews and Mia Andrews and great grandchildren, Easton White, Camden Schmitz, Graham Schmitz, Jayce Norwood, Elias White and Brinlynn Mesa.

Services for Louis will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel in Granby, Pastor Phil Barber will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rocky Comfort Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Mark Akin, Darren Akin, Garret Avalos, Cody White, Dustin Andrews, Jerod Andrews, Kendall Haynes and Jacob Schmitz. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home, Granby. Contributions in memory of Louis may be made to Silver Moon Full Gospel Church, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 26; Granby, MO 64844. Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.