James O. Aaron Sr., 73, "Bo-Lock, Bruiser, Bear, Mr. A and Big Daddy," of Sandusky, departed this life Monday, May 21, 2007, in the University of Toledo Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Waynesboro, Miss., to Dave and Marietta (Curtis) Aaron, now deceased.
James was employed by Farrell-Cheek Steel Co. He gave his life to Christ and united with the Providence Missionary Baptist Church, cooking ribs, making his famous BBQ sauce, competing in many rib burn-offs and receiving many awards. James loved the Aaron family outings. He was a man who spoke what he felt, and once spoken he was finished with it. He was a lover of people and sports.
A loving father, brother, grandfather, and uncle, he was married to the late Mattie (Caffey) Aaron for 42 years; and leaves to cherish his memory, their children, Dorothy Jean Aaron, James Aaron Jr., Claude Dent and Sammy Caffey; his children, Randy (Brenda) Moore and Trudy (Earl) Conway; stepmother, Mary Lee Aaron; brothers, Claude Aaron, Danny (Burnell) Aaron, Edward (Willie) Aaron, Ronnie Aaron, George Evans and Levon Nicholson; sisters, Susietta Aaron Williams and Alice Aaron Ashburn; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; and a special friend, Augusta Marie Moore.
He was preceded in death by his wife; father, Dave Aaron Sr.; mother, Marietta Smith; brothers, Eulas, Dave, and C.B.; grandson, Sam Caffey III; and nephew, Aaron Richardson.
Thanks to the following special people, grandson, Anthony Aaron; nephews, Terry Aaron and Dennis Aaron, R.T. Castille, Freddie Hearn, Ed Davis, Henry Thomas, Wesley Groves and Larry McMillian, who all played a special part in his life.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Saturday until services at 1 p.m. in Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 224 Dixie Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Samuel Mickles will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Missionary Baptist Church.
The Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be made to toftfh.com.