REDFIELD–Owen Russell “Russ” Aaron, Jr., 87, of Redfield, died Monday, January 16, 2012.
Born in Redfield on July 26, 1924, Russell was a son of the late Owen Russell Aaron, Sr. and Mattie Mae Thrower Aaron.
He joined the United States Marine Corps out of high school during WWII, in which he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for bravery, heroism and meritorious service.
Mr. Aaron retired in 1982 from Olin Chemical as Maintenance Superintendent after 33 years of service. He was a member of the River Road Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 343.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Owen R. Aaron, III; and four brothers, Jack, Buck, T.J. and Walter Aaron.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Nadine Carder Aaron, whom he married January 18, 1946; sons, Brad and Shelby Aaron; a daughter, Shelia Clark; brother, Bert; two granddaughters, Alesha and Delena; and many other loving family and friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:00 a.m. at River Road Baptist Church, with Brother Gene Murdock officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at the church.