A photo of Leland A. “Lanny” Aiken, Jr.

Leland A. “Lanny” Aiken, Jr.

March 29, 1948 - January 10, 2022

Leland A. “Lanny” Aiken, Jr., age 73, of Claymont, DE, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Born in Middletown, DE, on March 29, 1948, he was the son of the late Mitchell and Margaret (Tyler) Poore. Lanny worked as a security officer for A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital for many years, prior to his retirement. He was considered a jack of all trades and was a doomsday prepper survivalist. Lanny was also an avid reader, who was excited about developing his own board game.

In addition to his parents, Lanny was preceded in death by his siblings, Roger Aiken, Brenda DeLoach, and Wayne Aiken. He is survived by his loving fiancée of 33 years, Patricia A. Stewart; children, Leland A. Aiken III, Richmond D. Aiken (Jessica), and Vivian M. Aiken; siblings, Pat Slaughter, Barbara Chiappone, and Andy Aiken; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance regardless of their vaccination status. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lanny’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.

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5 Condolences for Leland A. “Lanny” Aiken, Jr.

  • Sorry to hear about Lanny. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. I will remember all the good times we had working together at Booths Corner.

  • My condolences to the Family.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May hee RIP 🙏

  • R.I.P.Lanny You were a great friend to Larry and I!! I will miss you and I will take care of Pat!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!;

  • Vivian –

    Thoughts and prayer with you and your family through these difficult times. We are all thinking about you and we are all here to support you.

  • Vivian, So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad! Just saw the link to Spicer-Millikan today. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Terry and Bill