Reginald Jerry Aiken, 65, of Derby, VT passed away on July 14, 2012 in White River Junction, VT. He was born August 19, 1946 in Newport Center, VT son of Kenneth and Grace (Wood) Aiken. Reginald entered the United States Army and served his Country from 1966-1969. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years by Spates Construction. He held membership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 798 and the Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by his children: Rebecca Aiken and her companion Chris Patrick of Albany, VT, and by Elizabeth Aiken and her companion Andrew Gayne of Woodford, VA. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Thomas and Tyler Hansen of Albany, VT, by his brothers and sisters: Uriel Aiken of St. Johnsbury, VT, Malcolm Aiken of Lyndonville, VT, Ronald Aiken and his wife Nancy of Burke Hollow, VT, Ruby Guay of Florida, Audrey Charland and her husband Donald of Derby, VT, Marylou Duff of Coventry, VT, Faith Leonard of West Burke, VT, and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Grace Aiken, by his brothers: Donald, Durward, and Douglas ‘Joe” Aiken and by his sisters: Annabella Boutin and Madeline Petit. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday July 21, 2012 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Rd, Newport with the Rev. Richard Whitehill officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday July 21, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of the funeral. Full military honors will follow the service at the funeral home. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association, C/O Winston Dowland, Whittier Road, Derby Line, VT 05830. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.