The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 17, 2013

Gordon Lee Aiken

Retiree worked at Sharon track, was in racing hall


---- — Gordon Lee Aiken, Kinsman, passed away in his home on Friday morning (6-14-13). He was 75.

He was born Dec. 4, 1937, in Sharon to Ross B. and Dorothy Sperring Aiken.

Lee was an Army veteran, serving in Korea.

He was retired for many years. But his greatest love was working at Sharon Speedway. He was an official there for more than 30 years. He also worked at other speedways in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He was a member of the Twin State Racing Hall of Fame.

He loved his family and grandchildren and working in the garage.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bailes Aiken, whom he married Jan. 20, 1962; a daughter, Toni Wiscott, Kinsman; a son, Troy (Megan) Aiken, Norton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Madison Wiscott and Andrew, Benjamin and Nicholas Aiken; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Yvonne Slater.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to his family.

A special “thank-you” to the family members who provided comfort and support to him during his illness.


Gordon Lee, 75, Kinsman.

Service: Memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday (6-23-13) in GALLOWAY-ONSTOTT FUNERAL HOME, 3451 state Route 7, Hartford, with Pastor Bill Beck conducting the service.