SYLVANIA -- Don G. Aaron Sr., age 65, of Sylvania, Georgia, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. The Sylvania native was born July 23, 1948, to R.C. and Udell Aaron. A 1966 graduate of Screven County High School, he excelled in multiple sports including football and track. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia Southern College in 1970. He married his high school sweetheart, Krista Lane, in 1969.
He was very active in both his community and church. While a member of Sylvania First United Methodist Church, he served as chairman of multiple committees including the Pastor Parrish Committee, Church Finance Committee, Church Council, Methodist Men's Club, Adult Ministries and Sunday School teacher. He was a past member of the Sylvania Rotary Club
and was a past president of the Sylvania Lions Club. As an avid supporter of local sports, he served as member and past president of both Screven County Booster Club and Georgia Southern Booster Club. He coached his children on numerous recreation teams and functioned as Youth Football Association president and DYL Baseball commissioner. Professionally, he was owner/president & CEO of Sylvania Yarn Systems, Inc., and served as chairman of the Industrial Development Authority.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Krista Lane Aaron; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Don and Lisa Aaron Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Leigh Aaron; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Helen Aaron and Kevin Harrison; and daughter and son-in-law, Emily Aaron and Dennis Dove, all of Statesboro; grandchildren, Don Aaron III, Will Aaron, Ben Aaron, Lane Aaron, Sydney Kate Aaron, Madeline Aaron, Davis Harrison, Brynn Harrison and Riley Dove; brother and sister-in-law, Rupert and Sarah Aaron; mother-in-law, Helen Lane; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Pat and Marian F. Lane; several nieces and nephews, many wonderful friends and his beloved pet, Buddy.
Funeral service: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Sylvania First United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Mike Benson officiating. Burial will be in Screven County Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation preceding in the fellowship hall from noon until 1:45 p.m.
Pallbearers: Billy Stuart, Charles Hagan, Jack King, Don Jamerson, Bill Hawkins, Bernard Brown, Dewayne Forehand, Harry Batty, Charles Collins, Perry Beard, Chuck Conley, Avery Blalock, Frank Hook, Rusty Black, Dr. Bill Kent, Donald Toole, Chris Matheson and Rip Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be given to Screven County Athletic Booster Club, P.O. Box 55, Sylvania, GA 30467; and/or Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 8115-01, Statesboro, GA 30460.
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com.
Statesboro Herald, February 18, 2014
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