John D. Aikens, 68, Lenoir City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. He was a member of Bell Avenue Baptist Church in Lenoir City. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former pipefitter with the local union.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lori Ann Aikens; mother, Gertrude Aikens; father, John Wesley Aikens; sisters, Jessie Collins and Barbara Presley; son, John Randal Aikens and devoted aunt, Ada Huffine.
He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Aikens Chapman; grandsons, Casey Wilkerson, Zachary Chapman, Nick Chapman, Corey Chapman, Andrew Aikens, Tyler Aikens and Darrel Aikens; granddaughter, Nicole Wilkerson; sister, Patsy Aikens, along with several nieces, nephews and friends.
The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Seay officiating. Family and friends edproceed to Simpson Cemetery for graveside services. Military honors were conferred by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard.
Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com