JOPLIN, MO —
Paul Akuna Sr. passed away Aug. 6, 2012, at age 85, in Joplin, Mo.
He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on April 1, 1927, son of Aki and Ung Tom Akuna.
He graduated from Farrington High School. At 22, he married his high school sweetheart, Dutch, who he remained devoted during their 63 years of marriage.
He served in the Army and Air Force during World War II, the Korean War and as a civil servant at the Sharpe Army Depot, the Mare Island Shipyard and in Vietnam.
Together with his family, he was stationed around the world in locations both domestic and overseas including Otis Air Force Base, Mass., West Palm Beach, Fla., Fairfield, Calif., and Okinawa, Japan. He had a B.S. in Occupational Education and was an avid bowler throughout his life. He enjoyed gardening, swimming and motorcycling.
Most of all, Paul was the beloved patriarch of the Akuna family, survived by his brother, Barney; beautiful wife, Dutch; children, Janis, Ginger, Paul Jr., Bruce, Terry and Chris; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly, Kelyn, Rene, Amber, Melanie, Corina, Kalani, and Kiara; and great-grandchildren, Juliet and Elijah.
He will be greatly missed.
JOPLIN, MO —
George R. Hosp
George Robert Hosp, age 61, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away Monday evening, June 17, 2013, with his wife and three children by his side.
Edward Appleman, age 64, formerly of Carl Junction, Mo., died Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Jackson Eugene Fryar, 71, of Galena, Kan., passed from this life on Monday, March 4, 2013, at his home.
Kristopher "Cade" Hawkins
Kristopher "Cade" Hawkins, age 24, of Asbury, Mo. (formerly of Carl Junction, Mo.), passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013, after a fatal car accident.
Bonna Dean Smith
Bonna Dean Smith, age 64, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Friday, June 14, 2013.
Randall R. Yates
Randall Renfro Yates, age 87, Joplin, Mo.,passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013, at a local nursing center.
Judith A. Brown
Judith Ann "Judy" Brown, 73, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Floyd Ray Sullivan
Floyd Ray Sullivan, age 89, of Carthage, Mo., passed away June 15, 2013.
Guenter H. Renger
Guenter Hagen Renger, age 70, of Carl Junction, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
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