Ronald G. Aaron
Ronald G. Aaron
  • May 19, 1931 - November 19, 2017
  • Blythewood, South Carolina

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BLYTHEWOOD - Ronald “Ronnie” Gene Aaron, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, November 19, 2017.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 5220 Clemson Avenue, Columbia, SC 29206. A reception will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Interment will be private at a later date. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Born on May 19, 1931 in Lexington County, SC, he was the son of the late Lona T. and D. Walter Aaron. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Kathy M. Aaron; sons, Stan Aaron (Maria) of Blythewood and Jeff Aaron (Nancy) of Columbia; daughter, Jennifer Smith (Chris) of West Columbia; grandchildren, Alix and Madeline Smith of West Columbia, and Clint Aaron (Jen) of Chapin; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Parker and Lyla Aaron of Chapin; and four legged friend, Bogey. He was predeceased by his wives, Marian Aaron and Sylvia Aaron; brother, Douglas Aaron; and twin brother, Donald Aaron.

Ronald was a graduate of Olympia High School, the University of South Carolina with a Master’s Degree in History and the University of South Carolina, School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He taught history at Olympia High School and later at A.C. Flora High until 1963. When he started law school at USC, he coached and officiated at numerous high school football games and other sports throughout the state.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Whaley Street United Methodist Church, and most recently a member of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.

He was a partner in the law firm of Kirkland, Aaron and Alley and later formed the firm of Aaron & Aaron Attorneys at Law with his twin brother Donnie.

He was a longtime member and previous Board Member of Columbia Country Club. Ronnie was an avid golfer who played as many courses as he could throughout the country such as Pebble Beach and courses in Scotland such as Murfield, St. Andrews and Troon. He loved his golfing and card playing buddies but most of all he loved his family. Never boastful, he performed a lifetime of good deeds and had kindness for many; most of whom his family never knew about until later in life. He was always putting others’ best interest first.

Special thanks Rest Assured Hospice and to caregivers, Wanda, Tracy, April, Jason, Roxie, Pat, and Dr. Ronald Lee Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church Building Fund.

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