Major Dundy Akenhead
Published: January 18, 2013
Major Dundy Akenhead, age 93, of Pine Bluff, Ark died Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Major joined the United States Army in 1943, and served in the European Theatre. He took part in the D-Day invasion, and served in northern France, the Battle of the Bulge, and Rhineland. He was an engineer on trains in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany that transported troops and supplies. He was awarded five Bronze Stars.
A longtime engineer for the Cotton Belt Railway, he retired in 1982 after 35 years of service. He was married to Maxine Walker Akenhead on July 16, 1937, and she predeceased him on December 26, 2006. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Major's survivors include his wife, Rose Tompkins Clark Akenhead, a native of Georgetown, S.C., whom he married on October 18, 2008; two daughters, JoAnne Akenhead Henderson and Jean Akenhead Waldrop; four step-sons, Charles Clark, Chester "Chuck" Clark, Jr., Edward Clark, and Wadie "Chris" Clark; two step-daughters, Cindy Clark and Christie Clark-Nouzovsky; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday, 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Arrangements are by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services, 1621 S. Cherry Street, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601 (870) 534-2120.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 West 6th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601; or Trinity Village, 6400 Trinity Drive, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603. Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com.