- Richard Said Akil, 42, of Germantown, Tennessee, died October 31, 2010 in Florida. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 5 from 5-8 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens on Poplar Avenue. A graveside service for the family will be held on Saturday, November 6 beginning at 11 a.m. in East View Cemetery in Union City, TN. Mr. Akil was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. An avid University of Tennessee fan, he also coached girls basketball, softball and soccer at Germantown Baptist Church. Richard is survived by his wife, Natasha Crissey-Akil; son, Scott Crissey; parents, Farid and Lynda Akil of Germantown; grandmother, Mary Lou Huffstutter of Germantown; sister, Susan Akil Ewing of Memphis; brother, Alan Akil of Germantown; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.memphisfuneralhome.net.