Brian Anthony Aiken

September 25, 1957January 2, 2019

Brian Anthony Aiken, 61, of Chuckey, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

He worked at Big Al’s Pawn Shop.

Brian was a member of Mt. Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife: Karen Sams-Aiken; son and fianceé: Nathaniel Aiken and Susan Steffey; daughter: Nikki Aiken; step-son and wife: Derek and Chelsea Sams; grandchildren: Chloie Reams, Joe Reams, Kadynce Aiken, and Campbell Sams; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Beth and Rob Cash and Bada and Jay Elliott; uncle and aunt: Archie and Freda Turbyfill; nephew and wife: Keifer and Halie Helle; and special friends: David and Karen Williams, Mike Golden, Robert Reaves, Tony Williams, and numerous other friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Geraldine Aiken, and a brother, David Lynn Aiken.

The family will receive friends 1pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm Sunday at Mt. Bethel Free Will Baptist Church.

The memorial service will follow at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Bethel with Rev. Dwayne Steele officiating.


  • Karen Sams-Aiken, Wife
  • Nathaniel Aiken and Susan Steffey, Son and Fianceé
  • Nikki Aiken, Daughter
  • Derek and Chelsea Sams, Step-Son and Wife
  • Chloie Reams, Grandchild
  • Joe Reams, Grandchild
  • Kadynce Aiken, Grandchild
  • Campbell Sams, Grandchild
  • Beth and Rob Cash, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Bada and Jay Elliott, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Archie and Freda Turbyfill, Uncle and Aunt
  • Keifer and Halie Helle, Nephew and Wife
  • David and Karen Williams, Special Friends
  • Mike Golden, Special Friend
  • Robert Reaves, Special Friend
  • Tony Williams, Special Friend
  • He also leaves numerous other friends to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 6, 2019

Brian Anthony Aiken

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Nancy Ealey

January 7, 2019

Heaven is a much richer place today..Brian was an inspiration to so many thru his faith in God and his love for people...Love you Brian!
Prayers for Karen and all his family.

Randy & Renee Dunbar

January 6, 2019

Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Brian was always a pleasure to be around, many great lake memories..

Allen Mason

January 6, 2019

Every time I seen Brian in the pawn shop. He always had a friendly smile and always had a welcoming attitude. He will be sadly missed.

Mark & Brenda Manning

January 6, 2019

Praise God for heaven's new servant ! Brian spent a lifetime making wonderful memories for all that knew him. We will miss his smile & glowing personality at the alley. We always enjoyed uplifting conversations with him. Prayers and condolences to the family.... Rejoice in knowing how much faith Brian carried, and that his race was won. Memories will never fade, & we will all be reunited on that glorious day!!! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Cindy Huff

January 6, 2019

Karen and Family... So sorry for your loss. May the love and support of others comfort you during this difficult time. Prayers my Sweet Karen.

Darla Bucklew Lane

January 6, 2019

Brian will be missed he was a great man and always had a smile on his face. Prayers for the whole family I know it is a great loss for everyone but God had better plans for him in heaven. I know his testimony touched my heart. Praying for everyone that knew Brian because everyone is heart broken over a great man.
Love and prayers for the family during this time so sorry for your loss.

Bonnie Wilhoit

January 6, 2019

Brian always had a friendly smile and hug or handshake. He will be missed here but rejoicing to be with his savior

Tammi Swann (Morelock)

January 5, 2019

Brian and his family lived next door to my grandmother Agnes "Ruth" Cogburn Cooter for over 50 years.I remember once i was about 8 or 9 and had a huge crush on Brian.When we would come visit Mamas I would stay in the backyard just to see if he came outside.Once he was mowing and I would gather little sticks and throw them at him through the bushes.....he would always just grin.He was probably 14 or 15 then.He was always nice to my grandma and the family is such a beautiful family .
RiP Brian..we will see you in heaven.

Tasha Phelps

January 5, 2019

Brian was such a loving kind person. I will truly miss his friendship. Many prayers for the family.

Dawn White Wright

January 5, 2019

Brian was a good cousin-friend; always warm, k ind and helpful. You will be missed, sweet boy.