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Willie Roy Aaron, Jr.

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“Anything that we could be say about Roy to honor him would be inadequate. He was truly a great person to have known and anyone who was so lucky to...Read More »
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“Becky, My Sweet Southern Belle, I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Daddy. I will always remember our conversations on Skype, especially...Read More »
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“We will miss you dearly Roy, We Love You!!! Give Margie a big hug from Us!!! Rest in Peace my dear friend!!! Don & Peggy Pearson ”
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“Rest In Peace Roy and please give Margie a kiss and a hug from me when you see her in heaven. Also give Mike a hug from me and tell him I will always...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Pamela McDonald

“I miss you more and more with each passing minute of every day. Love you so much, my sweet Daddy. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Becca

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Willie "Roy" Aaron Jr, age 92, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his home in Canton, Georgia. He was born March 24, 1925, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Roy and Mabel Long Aaron. He is survived by his son Alan Aaron (Kay Bailey Aaron) of Orlando, Florida, and daughter, Rebecca Aaron Brown of Canton, Georgia; grandchildren: Shannen Brown Tuten (John Tuten) of Canton, Georgia, and Shane Brown (Tracey Kannemeyer Brown) of Arnoldsville, Georgia; great-grandchildren: Will, Katie and Josh Tuten of Canton, Georgia, Paige McKenzie and Tyler Brown of Arnoldsville, Georgia. "Roy" is preceded in death by his parents (W. Roy Aaron Sr. and Mabel Long Aaron), his son (Michael E. Aaron) and his wife, (Margie Dye Aaron). Immediately upon graduation from Commercial High School in Atlanta, he enlisted in the US Army and quickly rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant during World War II (1943-1945). His wartime service was in the European Theater of Operations (England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Czechoslovakia). He experienced intense fighting in the Battle of Normandy, the Battle of The Bulge, the Ardennes Rhineland Campaign, and the Central Europe Campaign. His combat units of assignment were the 631st Tank Destroyer Company in Southern France, the 3rd US Army during the 100-mile march to Bastogne, Belgium and the Battle of The Bulge, and Company A, 512th Military Police Battalion during the liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps. On his 90th birthday in 2015, he received the "Certificate of Honor" from the Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was presented with a "Quilt of Honor" from the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Both of these rare recognitions cited his selfless service and stoic sacrifice in combat during World War II. He was a Sunday School Teacher at Lakewood Heights Baptist Church in Atlanta, retired Pressman from William's Printing Company in Atlanta, Georgia, enjoyed working at the Atlanta Stadium ticket gates for the Atlanta Braves (1960's), a huge Bulldog fan and a proud Mason. Roy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was greatly loved and respected by all who knew him. Roy's crematory remains together with his wife's will be laid to rest on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00pm at Forest Hills Cemetery in Forest Park, Georgia. The family requests in lieu of flowers to please make donations to the National Kidney Foundation and Hospice. Arrangements are being taken care of by Georgia Cremation Centers.

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