OBITUARY

Michael Roy Aiken

October 9, 1959January 10, 2019
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Mr. Michael Roy Aiken entered into eternal life on January 10, 2019. Born in Nacogdoches on October 9, 1959, Mike will be remembered for his laughter and zest for life.

Raised on the family homestead that dates back to 1887, Mike had a passion for the cowboy way of life. He roped cattle and rode roughstock pursing a love of rodeo in his youth.

Mike spent later years helping run the weekly Saturday night practice at the Aiken Roping Arena. Afterwards, he loved dancing and spinning around a hardwood floor.

Flanked much of the time by a canine companion, Mike enjoyed entertaining his family and friends. He was always eager to join in fellowship and revelry.

Mr. Aiken is survived by his sons, Mark Aiken, Coty Aiken and his wife, Katie; grandchildren, Kaydence Grace and Gunner Lathon, all of Tarkington; his twin brother, Max Aiken, and other brother, Gary Aiken, both of Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Murline Garrett Aiken-Dudley, and his father R.L. โ€œPeteโ€ Aiken.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fairview Cemetery Association, or donate to the Shelah Aiken Memorial Youth Ag Fund for scholarships at Stephen F. Austin State University.

  • FAMILY

  • Mark Aiken, Son
  • Coty Aiken and wife Katie, Son
  • Kaydence Grace Lathon, Granddaughter
  • Gunner Lathon, Grandson
  • Max Aiken, Brother
  • Gary Aiken, Brother
  • Murline Garrett Aiken -Dudley, Mother
  • R. L. "Pete" Aiken, Father
  • PALLBEARERS

  • James Christopher Aiken, Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Lee, Active Pallbearer
  • Don Welch, Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Ross, Active Pallbearer
  • Morris Boozer, Active Pallbearer
  • Curt Michael, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Shelah Aiken Memorial Youth Ag Fund for scholarships at Stephen F. Austin State University

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

Michael Roy Aiken

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Larry Creel

January 14, 2019

It was several years back when i met Mike & his brother's at their dad's ( Mr. Pete's ) roping pens . The whole family made me feel right at home. Over the year's i got to know Mike really well ; always smiling & with a good joke to tell. Mike loved living the cowboy way of life & never changed. I loved Mike & he will alway's have a special place in my heart for all the good time's we had. He loved to dance to a good country song & had a special way of dancing that always drew attention. He was the life of the party. RIP Mike ; i will see you again one day at the roping pen in heaven.

Brenda Stroud Evans

January 14, 2019

Sorry for y'alls loss. I remember Mike from school even though he was a few grades lower. He was always happy and had a smile on his face. He would sit at the same table with me in the cafeteria sometimes and would make jokes. Gary and Max I'm so sorry for y'alls loss. May God keep his hand on each and everyone of y'all as yall go through this. Prayers

Terry Serpas Reither

January 14, 2019

Going to miss you so much, you were a lifelong friend always so sweet saving me a seat on the bus so we could chat on the way to school. Having fun working with yโ€™all at the roping arena to dancing at the VFW on Saturday nights and working together at the boys ranch. You will be sorely missed, was such a honor to know such a cowboy and a true gentleman and a great friend like you, there will never be another. Prayers for the family... ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป, much love

James King

January 13, 2019

One of the first people I met when moving to Woden back in 1975 was Mike and Max. We lived just do wn from them on the Woden road. Spent many nights at the roping arena and always loved Mikeโ€™s sense of humor. A true cowboy and a great friend.

Tommie Corbin

January 13, 2019

Gary and family I just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Mike was certainly a good man and was one you knew would always be your friend! "Rest in Peace Mike"! Tommie and Bill Corbin

Retha Gayle Tubbe Todd

January 12, 2019

Oh my Dear Lifelong Friend Mike. Where do I begin on the memories that I have since I've known you since I was 5yrs old. 54yrs of True Friendship. From playing with the dogs and crying because you and Max were putting them in their dog house and throwing fireworks in there with them, to riding horses and trying to stay out of your way so you wouldn't kick whatever horse I was on and cause it to buck me off. Huntsville Rodeos with both of our families all together. Daddy Pete teaching me how to waltz in y'alls carport. High School Rodeo Club with us competing together in every Ribbon Roping that Daddy Pete would carry us to and we Won Every Single one. Then adult life of partying together and trying to get us all home safely after we'd had at least 1 too many. To later years when I'd just see you out and about but I Always got that Big Ole' hug, kiss on the cheek and that smile that would light up the room. Most recently our run in at dollar General and you wanting me to teach you how to make homemade gravy to go with your homemade biscuits. We made a deal that you had to teach me how to make biscuits because mine aren't fit to feed a dog and I'd teach you how to make gravy!! God how I wish I'd came on out there then like you wanted me to so we could learn something from each other once again and could have spent some time with you. A regret I will have for the rest of my life. Just had too much to do that day but nothing that couldn't have waited. You are my longest "Male" True Friend I've ever had and I'm sure going to miss you. Love you always and forever, Retha Gayle

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Biography

Mr. Michael Roy Aiken entered into eternal life on January 10, 2019. Born in Nacogdoches on October 9, 1959, Mike will be remembered for his laughter and zest for life.

Raised on the family homestead that dates back to 1887, Mike had a passion for the cowboy way of life. He roped cattle and rode roughstock pursing a love of rodeo in his youth.

Mike spent later years helping run the weekly Saturday night practice at the Aiken Roping Arena. Afterwards, he loved dancing and spinning around a hardwood floor.

Flanked much of the time by a canine companion, Mike enjoyed entertaining his family and friends. He was always eager to join in fellowship and revelry.

Mr. Aiken is survived by his sons, Mark Aiken, Coty Aiken and his wife, Katie; grandchildren, Kaydence Grace and Gunner Lathon, all of Tarkington; his twin brother, Max Aiken, and other brother, Gary Aiken, both of Nacogdoches.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Murline Garrett Aiken-Dudley, and his father R.L. โ€œPeteโ€ Aiken.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fairview Cemetery Association, or donate to the Shelah Aiken Memorial Youth Ag Fund for scholarships at Stephen F. Austin State University.