Larry Reese Aaron 1941-2022


Larry Reese Aaron, 81, of Gladewater passed away on Nov. 28, 2022 in Tyler. Larry was born on April 4, 1941 to Marion and Effie Aaron.

Larry was a member of First United Methodist for 51 years and served on several church boards. He was a member of the Gladewater Rotary Club and served several terms on the GISD School Board. As a young man, he managed Glade Lanes in Gladewater, and it was there that he met his sweet wife, Loretta. In 1967 he began his lifelong relationship with McKaig Chevrolet as a salesman, advancing to general manager and eventually taking over its ownership in 1995 until retiring in December 2008. 

Larry is survived by his precious wife, Loretta Aaron; and their four children, daughter, Laura Abernathy and her husband Kent of Gladewater, daughter, Lana Snear and her husband Ty of Prosper, daughter, Leslie Dorrough and her husband Carl of Longview, and son, Lance Aaron and his wife Michelle of Frisco; brother, Wayne Aaron and his wife Teresa of Tyler; and sister, June Calow of Tyler. Larry’s legacy continues in the lives of his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Aaron Abernathy, Blair Abernathy, Perri Adcock and husband Ben, Luke Snear and wife Beth, Avery Makowski and husband Mak, Sawyer Snear, Ethan Dorrough, Darbi Dorrough, Quaid Dorrough, Reese Aaron, Noah Abernathy, Rori Adcock,  Beau Makowski and Owen Snear.    

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Effie Aaron, and his sister, Marilyn Aaron. 

A celebration of life was held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. A private graveside will be held for the family.  

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