Mr.Tobias Jerome Aiken was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leon and Verbenna (Tobias) Aiken in Detroit, Michigan on December 1, 1949. He was the eldest of three children. Verbenna, his mother had an untimely death when he was four years old. He then went to live with his aunt and uncle, Ernestine Tobias and Handy Felder. The Felder's moved him to Charleston, South Carolina where he attended elementary, junior and high school. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the National Guard. Upon completion of basic training, he was transferred to Sacramento, CA. In 1970, Tobias joined the Airforce. This was the start of a long-term career which span over 30 years.
Tobias's service to his country included tours in: the Vietnam war, Guam, Korea, and California. He promoted to Master Sergeant before retiring. He then worked as a civil servant for an additional 19 years with a total service of 49 years. His specialty was aircraft repair and maintenance.
Tobias met Paulette Williams in Sacramento, Ca and their relationship produced two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He loved his family very much and provided them with love, strong work ethics, and values. He also gave them guidance and support.
Tobias loved to have fun and enjoy life. Some of his favorite things Included: Thunder Valley, concerts, the Commodores and Marin Gaye. His favorite songs were Brick House and McBreed. He looked forward to taking his family to the State fair annually. The thing he liked most was Pick-n-Pull. He loved tinkering with cars especially his Pontiac which he broke down and rebuilt several times.
He's preceded in death by his parents Leon and Verbenna Aiken, Aunt and Uncle Ernestine and Handy Felder.
His legacy includes 2 children: La Cresha Nicole Moore and Tobeas Devon Aiken, Sr. 6 grandchildren: Tobeas Devon Aiken, Jr, Jainel Moore, Tianna Aiken, James MooreIII, Tiarra Aiken, Jaelon Moore and great-grandchild Elijah Ward Jr. He will be missed tremendously