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Thomas Franklin Aikens

Thomas Franklin Aikens, 87, of Pikeville, Tennessee died June 16, 2022.

Thomas was a member at First Baptist Church of Cold Springs. He worked in an automotive factory in Detroit Michigan, and enjoyed the outdoors farming. Thomas loved his wife, had a special bond with “daddy’s little girl,” Tina, who was usually by his side in the truck, on the tractor, and farming. Then came the two grandsons, who worshipped and helped there PaPaw.     

Preceding Thomas in death were his parents, Posey Mance and Nannie Hamlen Aikens; brothers, Carl, Norman, Johnny, and Gordon Aikens; sisters, Flo Ann Aikens, Margaret Gunther, Dorothy Dodson, and Mattie Solomon.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 65 years, Jean Yates Aikens; daughter, Tina A. Nail; grandsons, Hayden and Grayson Nail; several nieces, nephews; cousins; and a host of friends.

A celebration of life was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Pikeville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ronny Colvard and Bro. Jerry Tollett officiating. Burial was in Iron Hill Cemetery. 

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Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. 

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