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Chuck Aikman

August 17, 1955 — April 9, 2024

Arlington

     Charles Lee (Chuck) Aikman, 68, passed away on April 9, 2024 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  He was born on August 17, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Robert Earl and Gracie Lee Rayburn Aikman.

      Chuck grew up in Arlington, and graduated from Arlington High School in 1973, and attended TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, studying geology.  He eventually worked for Vought Aeronautics in warehouse and parts for several years, retiring in 2016.

     Chuck was very sociable and had many friends during his working days.  Sadly he began to lose touch with them as his health declined.   He was generous to a fault and would give presents for any occasion. He liked to wait until Christmas Eve to begin his Christmas shopping, which frustrated the family no end.

     He had a beautiful singing voice, and startled his family by bursting into song one Christmas at a local steakhouse, not long ago.


     (From his church):  “Chuck was a long time member of First United Methodist Church of Kennedale. He was very active in the Mighty Methodist Men breakfasts, he attended every Bible Study Pastor Nelda led. Chuck sang Bass in the choir and rarely missed church. He helped each year during registration for VBS and was an adult leader at the Holy Kids Bible Retreat at Glen Lake Camp in Glen Rose, TX.

     He loved working in the Children's Ministry with Laurie, Esta Jon, Amy and Larry. The kids all loved Chuck and had the nickname of Grandpa for him, which he loved.

     We loved Chuck and will miss him so. But we know he is rejoicing in heaven with his beloved parents and his sweet little dog, Felina.

       We all share fond memories of him in our lives.”


Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gracie Aikman.

He is survived by his brothers Bob (Paula) of Lake Jackson, Texas, and Lloyd of Huntington Beach, California; his niece Alyssa of Vancouver, Washington, and nephews Scott of Huntington Beach, California, and Alan of Lake Jackson, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale at 10:00 a.m.  on Friday, May 17.   Burial will follow at Emerald Hills.

Condolences may be left on Chuck Aikman’s online guest book at https://www.emeraldhillsfuneralhome.com/obituaries/chuck-aikman

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Kennedale United Methodist Church for their support.


   
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