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William "Roy" Aitken

April 8, 1939 July 18, 2020
William "Roy" Aitken
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Obituary for William "Roy" Aitken

William Roy Aitken, 81, of Beecher City passed away July 18, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Roy was born April 8, 1939, a son of Blanche and Lester Lutz.

He graduated from Beecher City High School in 1957.

On November 2, 1958 he married Dorothy Bush, and they were blessed with 61 years of marriage before her passing March 12, 2020.

Following 18 years of employment with Sears, he founded Roy Aitken Refrigeration Service, which he owned and operated from 1976 to 2007.

He was always assisting with Beecher City civic activities. He was a member of the Beecher City Tri-County Fire Protection District from 1959 to 2002, serving as chief from 1994 until he retired from the department. In years past, he served on the village board and was a charter member of Beecher City Tri-County Ruritan Club. He was a member of the Beecher City United Methodist Church.

Roy loved to mushroom hunt with wife Dorothy and garden.

Visitation is Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City. A fire department Bell Service will be at 7:30 p.m. The funeral will be Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City. Burial will be at Hubbartt Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Beecher City Area Kluthe Center.

He is survived by two children: Marsha (husband, Lloyd “Digger”) Kinder and James Aitken, all of Beecher City; three grandchildren: Jennifer (husband, Kenny) Howell of Beecher City, SSgt Tyler (wife, Breonna) Aitken, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in North Carolina and SSgt Austin (wife, McKenna) Aitken, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in South Korea; five great-grandchildren: Kinsley, Liam, Everett, Wesson and Remmington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Roy’s honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

23

Jul

5:00 PM 7/23/2020 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/23/2020 8:00:00 PM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City

308 West Poplar Street
Beecher City, IL 62414

Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City
308 West Poplar Street Beecher City 62414 IL
United States

Service

Friday

24

Jul

10:00 AM 7/24/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/24/2020 11:00:00 AM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City

308 West Poplar Street
Beecher City, IL 62414

Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City
308 West Poplar Street Beecher City 62414 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hubbartt Cemetery Final Resting Place

2000 E
Beecher City, IL 62414

2000 E Beecher City 62414 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Beecher City Area Kluthe Center

105 S. Charles Street
Beecher City, IL 62414
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