Major Dundy Akenhead, 93, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

Major Dundy Akenhead, 93, of Pine Bluff, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

He was born August 5, 1919 at Lake Village, a son of the late William Winfield Akenhead and Teresa Lorraine Dundy Akenhead. A resident of Pine Bluff since childhood, he graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1937.

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 preceded in death on December 26, 2006. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Also predeceasing him are two brothers, Lloyd Akenhead and Floyd Akenhead; and three sisters, Gladys Dunn, Winnie Wilchman and Caley Clark.

Major’s survivors include his wife, Rose Tompkins Clark Akenhead, whom he married on October 18, 2008; two daughters, JoAnne Akenhead Henderson and Jean Akenhead Waldrop; four step-sons, Charles Caesar Clark, Chester Murry “Chuck” Clark, Jr., Edward Mark Clark, and Wadie C. “Chris” Clark; two step-daughters, Cindy Lee Clark and Christie Clark-Nouzovsky. sixteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Fleming and Rev. Fred Arnold officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall, and at all other times will be at their home.

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.

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