CHARLOTTE - Robert Rudolph Aycock Sr., 87, died Aug. 5, 2014, after a long illness.
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He was born in Gastonia to the late William Baxter Aycock and Stella Stuart Aycock on June 18, 1927.
Robert served in the US Navy and Merchant Marines until the end of WW II. After the war he owned and operated a successful heating/air conditioning business until his retirement.
The family will cherish fond memories of summer vacations on the Carolina coast with "Uncle Rudy." Mr. Aycock was a generous and kind person who gave freely of his time and money to anyone in need whether relative, friend or stranger. He will be missed by many.
Robert is survived in death by his son, Phillip Baxter Aycock, and brothers, Billy Frank Aycock and wife, Nancy of Charlotte, Stuart Aycock and wife, Dot of Gastonia, and Jimmy Aycock of Richmond, Virginia; and including a number nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn West with Mike Mustin officiating.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Aycock and son, Robert R. Aycock Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminister, 8919 Park Road, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28210.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Aycock family.
Condolences may be sent to www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue
Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 8, 2014