J.R. Aaron, 73, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.

As per Mr. Aaron’s wishes a private family gathering was held with cremation following and a memorial is to be held at a later date at the Orange Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Born July 3, 1935, in the small logging town of Logansport, La., to Amos and Quida (McCoy) Aaron, he was the first of nine children and he was a long-time resident of the Orange area. J.R. graduated from Stark High School, was an operator at the DuPont Sabine River Works plant in Orange with 31 years of service (retiring in 1993), and was a deputy constable for Precinct 2 in Orange County, a member of the Orange County Sheriff Department Reserve program; an avid ham radio operator and a member and a longtime supporter of the Orange Red Cross.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Rosemary Slaton and Lucy Demming and his brother, Roy Aaron. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of 45 years, Evelyn Marie (Peveto) Aaron of Orange; his son, Steve Aaron and his wife, Cindy of Little Cypress; his daughter, Janet Weeks and her husband Mark of Mauriceville; his brothers, Danny Aaron, Howard Aaron and Larry Aaron all of Orange; his sisters, Peggy Hudson and Sandra Thornton both of Orange his five grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Jade, and Jewell Weeks and Evan Aaron; and his two great-grandchildren, Gracelynn and Aaron Hayes.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Orange Chapter of the American Red Cross, 3901 I-H 10 East, Orange, 77630-8001; 883-2322.