Arlie E. Aycock, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, peacefully passed away at his home Feb. 4, 2018, surrounded by family. Arlie was born at home to Joel and Louise Aycock in Lubbock, Texas, on Oct. 20, 1941. His parents relocated the family to Tracy, California, and he graduated from Tracy High School in 1959, where he excelled on the high school basketball team. As a young adult he moved to Sonora in 1975 with his two children, Donna and Arlie, Jr. He met his wife, Patty, in the early ’80s. They married in 1987 and raised Patty's two children, Ron and Tara, together.
Arlie was an avid outdoorsman. In conjunction to his successful career as a land surveyor for 43 years, he also enjoyed being with his family and friends while fishing and camping in the mountains during the summertime and annual winter RV caravan trips to Baja and Mainland, Mexico. His love of travel took them on several Hawaiian vacations, Costa Rica and Cancun and many RV trips to other states in the Union. You couldn't keep up with his excellent snow skiing skills and slalom water skiing. Anyone who came to his home during the summer months would see his large vegetable garden that flourished every year. Arlie took great pride in maintaining the landscaping of his home property.
Arlie loved all sports and took an active role in golfing and playing pool. He was also a faithful fan of the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors.
Arlie was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge and volunteered his time on numerous projects, which included initiating the improvements of the grounds from red dirt to grass and landscaping around the lodge, as well as hosting karaoke nights, the lodge golf tournaments and the California/Nevada State Pool Tournaments.
Arlie is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Patty Aycock; sister, Barbara and (Frank) Quijalvo, of Stockton; children, Donna (Kurt) Nicholls, of Jamestown, Arlie, Jr. (Pam) Aycock, of San Jose, Tara Tibbetts, of Santa Monica; grandchildren, Kendra (Billy) Youngman, of Jamestown, Kaylie (Brad) Hobbs, of Jamestown, Dillon and Fallon Tibbetts, of Modesto; four great-grandchildren, Chase and Avery Youngman, Jacob Hobbs and Aiden Tibbetts.
Arlie was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Louise Aycock; uncle, “Buddy” Aycock; and son, Ron Tibbetts.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home. 225 E. Rose St., Sonora.