ALEXANDER– Vascal Harold Aiken, age 88, of Alexander, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Vascal was born April 25, 1929 in Buncombe County to the late J. Melvin and Lucille Kuykendall Aiken. In 1947 he graduated from French Broad High School and then went to River Rouge, Michigan and worked for Fabricon Products. He joined the Air Force in 1948 and was stationed at Johnson Air Force Base in Japan, before deploying to Korea during the Korean Conflict. While serving in the military he trained in General Radio Mechanic and Special Facsimile Transition. In August 1952 he received an honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant. On February 4, 1953 he married Trula Belle Haney.
He and Trula moved back to NC and Vascal worked for Freck Radio and Supply as a technician. In 1959, he turned to sales and represented Freck Radio for nine more years, calling on retail dealers in the western North Carolina area.
In 1968 he joined Allison-Erwin sales organization and represented the Zenith line of electronics for the next twenty-three years. During these years with Allison-Erwin his outstanding sales efforts were rewarded five times by winning the Zenith US Top sales award.
Vascal was a member and deacon of Alexander Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Clarence Aiken and sister, Adaline Aiken Miller.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Trula Haney Aiken; son, Roger Aiken and wife Renee of Alexander; grandsons, Tyler Aiken and wife Adelaide of Charlotte and Blake Aiken of Raleigh and brother, Jimmy Aiken of Asheville.
Vascal was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was also eagerly anticipating the birth of his first great-grandchild in the spring.
His funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 4, 2017 in Alexander Baptist Church with Reverends Gerald Sprinkle and Steve Rogers officiating.
Burial will be in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017 at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville where the body will remain until placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
At other times the family will be at the home of Roger and Renee Aiken, 127 Old Macedonia Rd., Alexander, NC 28701.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Alexander Baptist Church, c/o Gerald Golden, 1179 Old NC 20 Hwy., Alexander, NC 28701.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Aiken’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Funeral Home
Sunday December 3rd, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
Monday December 4th, 2017
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28787
Alexander Missionary Baptist Church
Monday December 4th, 2017
1 Curtis Parker Road
Alexander, NC 28701
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Submitted by Debbie Allison on Dec 6 2017 07:47:11 PM
Renee & Roger - So very sorry to hear of your loss - it is never easy - my thoughts are with you both and all your extended family during this difficult time.
Submitted by Terri McMahan on Dec 4 2017 02:18:13 PM
Renee and Roger we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Remember all the great memories you have from over many years!
Submitted by Shirley & G A Sywassink on Dec 4 2017 09:44:29 AM
Roger, Renee and Family - Barbra and I extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Mr. Aiken. We pray for God's comfort to be with you during this time. David and Barbra Ball
Submitted by David Ball on Dec 4 2017 09:42:16 AM
Roger and Family, we are so sorry for your loss, your whole family will always hold a special place in our hearts. May God continue to wrap his loving embrace upon you. with deepest sympathy. Bob & Mary Jo Haynes
Submitted by Bob & Mary Jo Haynes on Dec 4 2017 09:14:47 AM
Mrs. Aiken,Roger, Renee Tyler and Blake,
May God comfort and hold you near as only he can in this time of loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Kelia Banks on Dec 3 2017 07:13:43 PM
So sorry for your loss. May God's great arms of peace comfort the family during this time.
Submitted by Jessie Hurst on Dec 3 2017 04:02:52 PM
Trula, Roger, Renee and family:
So sorry for the loss of this great man to all of us that knew him and to your family that cherish him. I will never forget the sound of his voice and laughter, and how jolly he always was when I saw him. I loved his sense of humor!!❤️ We love you all and have you in our hearts and prayers.
Submitted by Cathy Gillespie on Dec 2 2017 11:24:02 AM
So sorry to hear about Uncle Vascal. I have such fond memories of him. Aunt Trula and Roger, I am praying for you and the family during this time of loss. Sending you love and hugs from your family in Charleston SC.
Submitted by Donna Aiken on Dec 2 2017 09:37:44 AM
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