Jacksonville. 3 Family and friends are grieving over the loss of Dr. Aikens. He suffered a heart attack at City Hall yesterday... he was 62... It happened at the Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force meeting -- he was a member of the group. Channel 4's Kumasi Aaron spoke with friends and community leaders about his legacy. Kumasi joins us live Downtown...Kumasi? A day after his sudden death here people are still in shock. But the one thing that is giving people comfort is that he spent the last hours of his life doing what he was passionate about...serving the community. 3 Stopping by Dr.Chester Aikens dental office, Steve Smith can't help but remember the first time they met.He had a toothache and few options. STEVE SMITH/ATTORNEY 18:50:46-54 I said doc I don't have any insurance I'm in law school I'm off my parents insurance, you know? He said, come see me.Smith is just one of many in the community to whom Dr. Aikens extended a helping hand.But his influence reached far beyond the walls of this office.After law school Smith says Dr. Aikens became his mentor, a role he also played for Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.MAYOR ALVIN BROWN/JACKSONVILLE 15:25:26-30 I'm going to miss him a a friend someone who was a mentor for me for over two decades.MAYOR ALVIN BROWN/JACKS ONVILLE 15:25:00-06 Jacksonville lost a big giant in our community and were better off for having him here. It wasn't just Mayor Alvin Brown who turned to Dr. Aikens for advice.Former Mayor John Delaney did too.JOHN DELANEY/FORMER JACKSONVILLE MAYOR 18:47:00-13 I think every mayor that's been in office has worked with Chester Aikens and again 03 he never wanted anything. 05 he didn't want a thing 06 he wasn't after any money or any contracts or any appointment he just wanted to help the community and help you do your job.Dr. Aikens moved to Jacksonville 30 years ago, setting up his dental practice. A previous president of the National Dental Association, Dr.Aikens returned to school, earning both business and law degrees.Family and friend say he was passionate about serving his community, as a member of the Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, Civic Council and Aviation Authority.But especially as a member of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.KENNETH REDDICK/ATTENDED CHURCH WITH AIKENS 18:38:09-20 Doc was a busy person in the church he was an usher even though sometimes you could see that he was in pain serving others he still was always at his post.Dr. Aikens also served in the Florida Army Reserve National Guard for 11 years.He made headlines when he integrated the Florida Yacht Club, after being previously denied because of his race. Attorney and friend Bill Scheu nominated him for membership. BILL SCHEU/FRIEND 18:25:53-26:17 He had great courage because 55 I can't imagine the courage it would take for one black guy to join a history old white club which I love that club but those were the times and so those are times that we have come through and Chester had the guts to be part of that.A man of courage, service and faith...valuing education community and family.That's how those touched by Dr. Chester Aikens life say he will be remembered.KENNETH REDDICK/ATTENDED CHURCH WITH AIKENS 18:40:04-09 I wish that we had more people like him the community would be a lot better. 3 Dr. Aikens leaves behind a wife and two sons.Arrangements are still being made but services will likely be held at the families church, Bethel Baptist. KUMASI QUESTION: Kumasi, Did you get a chance to speak with Dr. Aikens family at all?KUMAI ANSWER: I spoke with one of his sons.Of course this was very unexpected but he and his family are trying to focus on the life he lived, a life they are very proud of.