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“Will miss seeing and talking to kelly at the drexel barber shop. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: David smith - Valdese, NC

“Patsy, so sorry to hear about Kelly, You are in my prayers. The days ahead will be hard but I know you have enough faith to help you through the...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jane Jackson

“Patsy, prayers are with and your family as you mourn the loss of Kelly.My thoughts and prayers are with you! Love you. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Shari Lambert - Morgnaton, NC

“In my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace my good and faithful servant. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Sarah White - Other

“Our prayers are with and your family as you mourn the loss of Kelly. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Marcia & Randy Potts - Morganton, NC

“Sharon my thoughts and prayers are with both Patsty and you. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Norton - Newton, NC

“I'm so sorry for your loss Patsy and for the rest of the Family. Kelly was a Good and God Fearing Man and friendly to everyone. I will miss him. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: William Gann - Morganton, NC


Rev. Kelly Lynn Aiken, 74, of Morganton passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at Blue Ridge Medical Center - Morganton, following a period of declining health.
Kelly was born June 23, 1947 in Burke County to the late James N. Aiken and Betty Walsh Aiken. He was an ordained minister and was a man of strong faith. Kelly served honorably in the United States Marine Corp. from 1968-1969. He then worked for the City of Morganton as a police officer and was a NC Highway Patrolman in Jackson County and later retired from the United States Army where he served from 1975-1993. After retiring from the US Army, Kelly became a social worker for Child Protective Services in Morganton. Kelly was a loving husband and father and he also loved listening to music and playing the guitar at the Drexel Barbershop.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Taylor Aiken, of the home; daughter, Sharon "Sherry" Aiken; and brother, Mike Aiken and wife, Veena.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Heritage Funeral Service from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
A graveside service will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery at 12:30 PM with Rev. Gary Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amorem Hospice at www.amoremsupport.org or to the DAV at www.dav.org
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Aiken family.

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