Thomas Malcolm Aycock

October 3, 1925January 24, 2014

Thomas Malcolm Aycock – an 88 year-old native of Stillwater, OK, former resident of Port Republic, VA, and current resident of Mobile passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Mr. Aycock was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy and was a retired mechanical engineer. He was a longtime member of Springhill Avenue Temple. Mr. Aycock is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Clare Metzger Aycock; children, Dr. Thomas J. Aycock (Beth), Michael B. Aycock (Sandy), and Sue A. Snipes (Harmon); step-children, Elsa Gaskell (Ed), Harriet Simon, and Leah Simon; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his faithful canine companion, "Lucky." Graveside services will be held in Springhill Avenue Temple Cemetery on Owen Street on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Springhill Avenue Temple, 1769 Spring Hill Ave., Mobile, AL 36607. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama 36606.


  • Graveside Service Monday, January 27, 2014

Thomas Malcolm Aycock

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April 4, 2014

Dear Clare,
So sorry to learn this news.
We searched for you after you left NOVA
with the understanding you had relocated to the Staunton, VA area. Just today we learned you were in Port Republic and discovered this site with a new search.
You and Tom have and will always be held in out hearts and fondest memories.
Much love with our most sincere belated condolences.

Fred & Lou Reynolds
Nokesville, Virginia

Jane Cunningham Yance

February 6, 2014

Mike, Sue and makes me so sad to hear of the loss of your father. My mother went in the hospital on the 23rd and therefore I learned late of your loss. My heart goes out to you. I have such warm memories of being with your family and I so loved your dad!!( and you, too, Mike!) I cherish those memories. When I cut through the Dauphine Apts., I still expect to see Bullet on the porch! I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Christy Atkins

January 28, 2014

We were so blessed to be Tom, Clare, Lucky, and Happy's neighbors while they lived in Grottoes. What a true treasure Tom was and we (especially my son Evan) have such fond memories we will hold dear always. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family and especially sweet Miss Clare.
With Much Love and The Highest Regards,
Mike, Christy, and Evan

Matthew Aycock

January 27, 2014

Dear Clare, Mike, Sue, and My father Tom, and all the grandchildren of Grandawg and extended family and friends,

Grandawg was a wonderful grandfather and was a hung influence on the man I am today. I will cherish all the memories I have of him for the rest of my life. God be with all of you during this difficult time.

Matthew Aycock

January 27, 2014

Dearest Clare and entire family, Tom was such an important part of my young adult life and had a very positive influence on my concept of who I wanted to become. I will always remember him telling the grandchildren ghost stories out on the porch at the bay. They so loved it and that memory is cherish today. God bless each of you today, Much love, Myra Aycock Brady

Marsha Thomas

January 26, 2014

Dear Mama Clare,

We are at a loss for words. Sophie had made a get-well card for Tom and I was preparing to send it along with some pictures when Gene Gibb called.

You and your wonderful husband have impacted our family in so many positive ways, and your love for one another will always be an inspiration for Mark and me. I have a wonderful vision of the two of you walking along Water Street together and many memories of meaningful discussions in your living room, both in Port and in Grottoes. Izzy loved talking with Tom and he was timeless in her view! Sophie remembers listening to his stories and she loved his mustache! We still see Tom as we walk through Port...and his wonderful smile and twinkling eyes will remain in our hearts.

We love you, Clare, and send you hugs and kisses. We also pray for peace and comfort as you deal with this huge loss.

Mark, Izzy, Sophie and Marsha

Curt Daughdrill

January 26, 2014

Mrs. Aycock, Tommy, Mike & Sue I want you to know your Dad (husband) was a Father figure to all of us kids on Chidester Ave. because of the time he spent with us all it made growing up in the "old neighborhood" that much more special. I will always have good memories of him. We were raised in the best place on earth!

January 26, 2014

Please cherish the memories you had with your loved one and take comfort in the words stated in John 6:40
With Deep Sympathy

Tamara Gibson

January 25, 2014

Dearest Clare,
We are heartbroken to hear of OT's passing. Upon hearing the news Aidan went straight to the typewriter Tom had given him, took it to his room and began writing a story in Tom's honor. I was so glad Tom called the other week and I had a nice chat with him. As always Tom had something generous on his mind, wanted to know if it would be okay to send Aidan his Navy knife. What a dear, dear man.

Clare we wish be there with you for the services and to pay our respects. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Tamara (BT as Tom called me), Rich (the Tall guy) and Aidan

Tamara Gibson

January 25, 2014