R.L. Lakins, 78, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

He was born and raised in Morristown. He was retired from Humana Hospital, where he was director of engineering. He most recently worked as a locksmith with his son, Anthony, at Access Unlimited. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. R.L. had a true servant’s heart and would help anybody. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him, but we know he is rejoicing in heaven.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton F. Lakins and Irene Lakins.

He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda J. Lakins; sons Anthony (Sherrie Myatt), James and Stephen; stepdaughter, Debbie (Lee Barclay) Barclay; grandchildren Emilee Barclay and Nicholas Barclay; brother, Burton (Sheila) Lakins Jr.; and nephews, Lee (Megan) Lakins and Eric (Rachel) Lakins.

The family received friends Saturday, April 3 at Mayes Mortuary. The funeral will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, April 4 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Morristown. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Mayes Mortuary

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