Funeral service will be 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 11, 2019, at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., for Mr. John Elmer Aikens, Jr., 84, Youngstown, who departed this life on Friday, January 4, 2019, in Ohio Living Park Vista.
Mr. Aikens was born April 22, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of John E. and Bertha Duncan Aikens, Sr.
He was a graduate of Rayen High School, was a factory worker and a United States Army veteran.
He leaves his children, Cheryl Snyder, Brenda (Melvin) Clark and Mark (Donita) Aikens; siblings, Ruth Parkman, Jessie R. (Janet) Aikens, Charles Aikens, Willie Jennings and a niece, Earline Jennings, all who were his caregivers; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Dorothy Aikens, Jean Jones, Willie Nelson, Reverend Joseph Aikens and Mark Aikens, Jr.; a grandson, James Douglas, Sr. and an uncle, Theodore Gillison.
Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 11, 2019, at the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.