OBITUARY

Lt. William C. Aiken, Jr.

October 12, 1961October 3, 2019

Lt. William C. “Billy” Aiken, 57, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Lt. Aiken was employed with the Lexington County Sheriff Dept. since 2001. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as the US Emergency Management Institute. He was an honorable recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Purple Heart.

Lt. Aiken is survived by his wife, Terri Aiken, of 28 years; 3 children, Christian Aiken, Bethany Aiken, and Michael Aiken; his parents, William C. Aiken Sr. and Ginnie Aiken; and one sister, Christie Aiken.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, October 7, 2019 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Rd., Lexington.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Burial ~ following service Monday, October 7, 2019

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David Muse

October 7, 2019

Billy was an incredible man with a passion for service to others. Although our time in the FEMA Advanced Academy was short, he shared his knowledge and passion for service with the class. Billy took it upon himself to design the class pin which is something I wear regularly with pride. I will continue to think of him when wearing it. My deepest condolences to his family and community for the void he leaves behind.

Joe Lowry

October 7, 2019

I had the pleasure of getting to know Billy through the FEMA Advanced Academy class. He was a gentle soul whose quick wit delighted his classmates. We have all been sharing on Facebook and over email just how much we enjoyed Billy’s company. My condolences to his family and friends.

Dianne Walbrecker

October 7, 2019

I’m so happy we all got to know Billy in our Advanced Academy class. He was kind, thoughtful, and generous! Thanks for sharing him with us over the last year, our thoughts are with you.

Kathy Carter

October 6, 2019

So glad to have had Billy as a friend through out high school years and the beginnings of our law enforcement careers in Ocala The laughter of our good times will forever remain in my heart.

Donna Lee

October 6, 2019

My condolences go out to the family. My prayers are peace beyond all understanding. He was a kind man and such a loving person. I met him in Ocala, Florida when he was a police officer. We quickly became friends. And he loved and cherished his family. And his work was his life. My heart hurts for you all. And I pray peace for you all. Hebrews 11-1 always gets me through. My love and prayers for you all. Donna, Jim and Amanda and Family. 💕🇺🇸

Andy Jordan

October 5, 2019

I worked with Billy during his years at SLED (1994 - 2001) before he went to work at Lexington County Sheriff's Department. I appreciated our friendship. He was a wonderful Christian man who was a dedicated law enforcement professional. May God bless his family during this difficult time.

Ashley Ledford

October 5, 2019

I worked with Billy for 12 years at LCSD. He was a devoted family man who was always kind to everyone. He loved working in Public Safety and spent many hours continuing his education and expanding his knowledge. Lt. Aiken, may you Rest in Peace.

Tricia Stoner

October 4, 2019

Had the pleasure of knowing and working with Lt. Aiken. He was a kind and thoughtful man. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.