Benjamin Callaway Akins III of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2022.
On July 12, 1990, Benjamin was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to David and Karen Akins.
Ben grew up in Fleming Island while also spending time in South Carolina and Georgia. Ben met his wife Rachel in 2018, and they married in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in 2020.
In his spare time, Ben enjoyed woodworking, playing disc golf with friends, making Rachel laugh, and playing with their two dogs, Shay & Rosie, and two cats, Lucy & Eloise.
Benjamin is survived by his wife, Rachel Day Akins; grandmother, Carol Cazalas; mother and father, David and Karen Akins; his sister Lauren Akins and her wife Tatiana Kim; and many other loving family members.
A Memorial Service will be held on June 4, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, located at 3600 3rd St. S, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
A reception will be held immediately after at Saint Paul's Catholic Church Family Life Center located at 526 First Ave N Jacksonville Beach, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please donate to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Jacksonville.
NAMI Jacksonville Florida
40 E. Adams St., Ste. LL05
Jacksonville, Florida 32202