Wallace Roy Aikens

January 22, 1931 - November 4, 2018

Wallace Aikens of Colleyville, Texas passed away on November 4, 2018 at the age of 87. He was born on January 22, 1931 in Rock Island, Illinois to Edward and Martha (Schweinfurth) Aikens. Wally was a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology. He worked for Luminator, a division of Gulton Industries for over 40 years. Wally was a great engineer. He was of the Catholic faith.

Wally is survived by his son, Tom Aikens and wife, Ying of Colleyville, Texas.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Maryann Regan Aikens.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. Interment will immediately follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.

 

 

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Tom, I had the great honor and pleasure of working with Wally at Luminator from 1983-1991. I was able to visit with him again this summer. Wally was one of the most honest, decent, hardworking and intelligent men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was principled but kind and a design engineer of great skill, imagination and diligence. Luminator was blessed to have his talents all those years. Wally was incredibly proud of you Tom and spoke glowingly of you always. Many times in the last 35 years I have spoken of Wally with Luminator and Gulton colleagues and it was always with great admiration and affection. He will be missed by many and always held dear. May you and Ying find peace in knowing he is reunited with your mother whom he loved so dearly. He is resting in heaven and relieved of his afflictions.
Jo Ann Kelly-Graham, November 8, 2018 We were saddened to hear the news of Wally's passing.  He was our neighbor for several years and, more importantly, our friend.  He will be missed.  Our condolences to Tom and Ying.  May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Dana & Jan Edwards, November 7, 2018