Christopher (Tommy) Carroll Aycock

Christopher (Tommy) Carroll Aycock, age 85, of Carlisle, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, December 1st. He was born April 21, 1935, in Hazen, Arkansas, to the late Christopher and Sue Hicks Aycock.
He graduated from DeValls Bluff High School in 1953. He attended college at Arkansas A & M (UAM) where he played football for two years. On his 21st birthday, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He did one tour in Korea, one tour in Vietnam and was stationed around the world. He retired in 1977 after rising to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Upon retiring he made a home for his family in Carlisle, Arkansas and went to work at D&S Seed and Fertilizer, where he was affectionately called “Chief.” He was a member of Carlisle United Methodist.
Family and friends in Carlisle always knew where to find him.  Most days Chris spent some time on the front porch making sure that his neighbors were acting right.  A lot of people in Carlisle made a point to stop by for a visit. Some visitors would sit for a few minutes, and some waved as they slowly drove past, but often they just had a loud conversation from their cars.  Chris loved to sit and watch and visit with every person who came by.  Now he is on another porch visiting with family and friends whom he has surely missed.
Chris was proceeded in death by his parents, a brother Ned Aycock and a sister Marion Sue Aycock Booe.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia Jo Henry Aycock; three daughters, Susan (Steve) Bullington, Carol (Doug) Wilson, and Traci (Mike) Burnham. Six grandchildren, Ryan O’Quinn, Katy (Chris) Wilson Smith, Lauren (Daniel) Wilson Hawthorne, Mallory O’Quinn, Chase (Jane) Burnham, and Dylan Burnham. He has three great grandchildren Karsyn Smith, Cooper Hawthorne, and Kori Smith, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
A private celebration of Chris’s life will be held at a later date.

4 thoughts on “Christopher (Tommy) Carroll Aycock”

  1. Love and prayers to all. I have many fond memories of Mr. Chris. I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him.

  2. Pat so very sorry to hear e will surleof Chris’s passing, I always liked him a lot he was always so friendly, he will surely be missed by many. My prayers are with you and the family.

  3. A great man. We have lost a good neighbor. Chris was a friend to every one he met. If his health and the weather permitted, he could be found on their front porch waving at people who passed by. Many would stop to talk and give him any new news. If it happened in Carlisle, Chris new about it. Chris has a wonderful family and he loved to talk about them. He will be greatly missed.

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