Ed Aiken, Jr., 87, of Sweetwater, passed away January 5, 2021 at Sterling Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Sweetwater. Ed was born on November 20, 1933 in Sterling City, TX to Edwin and Linnie Aiken. He married his wife of 61 years, Nancy Goedeke on November 21, 1959 in Lubbock, TX after graduating from Sweetwater High School and Texas Tech University.
In 1961, Ed and Nancy moved to Sweetwater where he served as President and CEO of Sweetwater Federal Savings and Loan which later became Sweetwater Savings Association and Home State Savings. Ed served as Mayor of Sweetwater from 1967-1968 and was active in various civic organizations in Sweetwater. He was instrumental in the construction of the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and the continued growth of Texas State Technical College. In 1986 Ed and Nancy moved to Corpus Christi, TX where he served as President of Charter Savings until he retired and returned to the Sweetwater area in 1990.
Ed is survived by his wife Nancy; his aunt, Francis Hennigan of Arlington, TX; his brother, Don Aiken and wife Kay of Roscoe, TX; and three sons, Trey Aiken and wife Susan of Abilene, TX, Todd Aiken and wife Mary Ellen of Houston, Texas and Chris Aiken and wife Lesley of Edmond, OK as well as seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his two favorite bird dogs, Lady and Sister. A private family service will be held on the Aiken Ranch at a later date.
The family wishes to thank the staff and administration at Sterling Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and the office of Dr. Robert Eaker for the tremendous care he received. Ed was an avid sportsman and conservationist and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to either: Coastal Conservation Association/Texas Website: ccatexas.org
or Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation Website: quailresearch.org.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.