OBITUARY

William "Bill" Ernest Aycock

January 2, 1925November 16, 2021
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LEXINGTON - A graveside service for William “Bill” Ernest Aycock, 96, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2021 in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Mr. Aycock passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Born in Atlanta, Ga. on January 2, 1925, he was a son of the late William Ernest and Elizabeth Lillian Cannon Aycock.

After completing high school, he was drafted and served in the U.S. Navy for three years. He was a radio man, first class, with a rank of SV6. He was part of the defense of France during WWII and was called back at the last minute from Northern France (Normandy) to Southern France.

After serving in the Navy, he went to Emory University in Atlanta on the GI Bill, obtained a Law Degree and successfully passed the Bar Exam. He served in the Federal Government as a Special Agent in the FBI for 30 years until his retirement. After retiring from the FBI, he worked with the VC Summer Nuclear Plant as an investigator for 10 years.

Bill was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia for 50 years, where he faithfully attended the Open Book Sunday School Class and worship services, as well as serving as an usher. He especially loved the Christmas and July Fourth celebrations.

He is survived by his children, Susan Aycock Watts (Sam), William E. Aycock Jr. (Robin), John David Aycock (Gay), Robert Andrew Aycock (Anna); 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren (with another on the way!). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty White Aycock; a sister, Wetona Steven; and a niece, Joan Steven.

Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He will be missed for his love and devotion to his family and his wit and generosity. He will forever be in our hearts and his legacy will be all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the Healthcare Center staff at the Presbyterian Home in Lexington, S.C. for the compassion and care shown to Mr. Aycock and our family.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Communities of S.C., 2817 Ashland Road, Columbia, SC 29210 or First Baptist Church of Columbia, General Fund, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Reception and Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

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Anna Aycock

November 19, 2021

Here are some memories about Bobby's dad:

In the 80s when he first got his huge camcorder, he balanced it on his shoulder and documented so many events. One of my favorites is the first time that he and Mom hosted my grandmother Mimi and Aunt Toots for dinner. He interviewed each of us. At the time, it seemed to be a bit awkward and cumbersome to answer all of those questions. But watching it now. I am so grateful for the details he captured.

He was so sharp mentally and continued to be interested in current events and family members even as her entered his 90s.

I remember that he and mom came to my college graduation at Agnes Scott. He took me to the bookstore and insisted on buying an Agnes Scott sweatshirt for me. He was so generous.

I remember when each of babies were born, he and Mom would come and stay for 2 weeks. During that visit, they would deep clean the house and leave us with a full stocked freezer to cover meals for the next month.

He and Mom frequently joined us at summer beach trips. He and Mom loved to go with all of us to Family Kingdom Amusement Park and watch the kids go on rides. Our girls absolutely adored him.

He was a creature of habit. Fridays were not complete for him without vegetarian Pizza at Zorbas. Another favorite restaurant was Lizard's Thicket where he ordered polish sausage that must have mustard. He would always finish the meal by splitting a banana pudding with Mom.
At bedtime, he always made sure to eat a couple of prunes.
He brushed his teeth for a long time twice a day and never had a cavity until he was well into his 80s.

He was a gifted harmonica player. Well up in age, he entertained us in his apartment at Presbyterian Home, with many songs he played by heart.

His day was not complete without the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Haydn, and Beethoven. He loved piano concertos and was in awe of the work of child prodigies.

We all loved him very much!

Monique Ryan

November 17, 2021

Uncle Bill was such a wonderful and kind man. His love for his family always made me happy to be included in visits. I will cherish the memories of how Uncle Bill would tell a story of his military days. We will pray that God will bring you some comfort in knowing how much he was loved by everyone who were fortunate enough to know and love him. God bless your family!

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