Robert L. Aaron, 82, a resident of Vienna, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2014, at 12:15 p.m. at the Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Center. Robert was a native of West Frankfort and a former resident of Wolf Lake and Ashley.
Robert was born Nov. 11, 1931, to Carl Burl and Margaret Parrot (Ramsay) Aaron. He was united in marriage to Mary Sue Wardell on June 7, 1953, at Mt. Erie (Wayne County). She survives.
Robert is also survived by his children, Deborah Sue Aaron Inman and her husband Carl of Glen Carbon, Steve Aaron and his wife Marilyn of Nashville, Alex Aaron and his wife Juli of Midwest City, Okla., Cathy Aaron Dull and her husband Ricky of Richland, Mo., Dan Aaron and his wife Sharlee of Albion and Julie Aaron Woodward and her husband Scott of Englewood, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Janet Whitsitt and her husband Ken, Margaret Marlatt and Laura Faye Burns and her husband Jim.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Thomas Aaron.
Robert was a lifelong educator. He had served in the Cisne, Sesser-Valier, Shawnee and Ashley school districts.
Robert was an avid outdoorsman. In his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dixon Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Jackson and Pastor Bill Littrell officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in the Rock community in Pope County.
Visitation will be conducted from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Dixon Springs Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund or VNA/TIP Hospice.
To share a memory of Robert or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit www.baileyfh.com.