Aaron LaCount Woodard Jr.
By Sparta Live | January 28, 2011 12:00 am
Aaron LaCounty Woodard Jr., 32, of Sparta, formerly of Louisville, Ky., was called to his heavenly home to rest and was given his angel wings on Jan. 11, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville.
Mr. Woodard was born Jan. 25, 1978, at Darnall Army Community Hospital, Ft. Hood, Texas, to Yvonne Lacy Woodard Evans and Staff Sgt. Aaron LaCount Woodard Sr., retiree of the U.S. Army, who preceded him in death.
As a young child growing up in a military family, Aaron had the advantages to travel all over the world and to experience different cultures. His most enjoyable tour was Ansbach, Germany.
He accepted Christ as his Savior at age 10 and was baptized at Howard Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, in New Albany, Ind., where served on the Youth Usher Board. During his illness, Aaron never lost his faith. He never complained about his pain. He never gave up. He fought a good fight. He trusted and depended on God’s grace and His mercy until he received his greatest reward.
Aaron graduated from Moore High School, in Louisville, Ky., Class of 1997, and was a member of the Mustang football team and a member of the yearbook staff as a photographer. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, Ky., to study and major in history and to further his dream of playing college football. Aaron was employed in retail until his health began to fail.
His interests included spending time with his family and friends. He was a true sports fan of basketball and football. He enjoyed movies, music, playing board games and video games. Aaron enjoyed writing music, poems and short stories. And he loved to make people laugh. The greatest joy in his life was being a father to Eric.
Aaron leaves to cherish his memories to his loving and devoted wife, Charity Winnett Woodard; son, Eric Alan Spears; mother and stepfather, Yvonne Evans and Donald L. Evans Sr.; brothers, Reginald Eugene Woodard, Julian Matthew Woodard; stepbrother, Donald Louis Evans Jr.; grandparents, Willie Lacy Sr. and Mildred Lacy; great-grandmother, Helen Muir; aunt, Carolyn Davis and husband Montre; uncles, Dwight A Carr and wife Deborah, Willie T. Lacy Jr., Roderick Fitzgerald Lacy, Arthur Woodard; niece and nephews, Moriah Leneigh Beatty, Tarin Tremaine Woodard, Donald L. Evans III; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kenneth and Carol Winnett, of Sparta; and a host of other family members and friends.
Aaron’s life would seem too short to many. But those who were touched by him understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile, his kind spirit and his courageous heart brought so much joy to all who knew him.