Aaron Woodard

May 21, 1952 ~ February 20, 2018 (age 65)

AARON WOODARD was born May 21, 1952 in Alamo, GA. He was the youngest of five children born to loving parents, Austin and Doretha Woodard. He received his formal education in Alamo, graduating from Wheeler County High School with the “Class of 1970”. Aaron was an exceptional student who excelled academically. While in high school, he participated with the Beta Debate Club, Glee Club and served as Class President and Vice President.

After high school, Aaron continued his education at Fort Valley University, Fort Valley, GA; his primary goal was to become a doctor. After two years of college he was ultimately drafted into the United States Army. However, he chose to enlist in the United States Navy on February 1, 1972, where he served as a Corpsman aboard the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt.  He received his Honorable Discharge on December 30, 1975. 

After his stint in the Navy, Aaron moved to Jacksonville, FL and began working as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) / Driver. In 1976, he moved to San Diego, CA to further his education in the medical field at Stanford College. While waiting for his entrance date, he applied for a job at San Diego State University Police Department. After graduating from the academy, he began a new career path in law enforcement. In 1982, he was promoted to Sargent. He also completed academic requirements and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In 2001, he promoted to Lieutenant at the California State University Police Department, San Marcos, CA, subsequently promoted to Assistant Chief and then Chief. After thirty years, of excellent service, Aaron retired from law enforcement on January 12, 2007.

In March of 1977, Aaron met the love of his life, Debra Harmon, On July 19, 1980, they happily married at Christ the King Catholic Church. Their lives were enriched with three beautiful children, Treva, Andrea and Aaron II.

Aaron enjoyed golfing, playing tennis, fishing, chess, jazz, reading and traveling. He was an avid Charger fan. He loved talking to others, especially about world events. He was known to be “The Walking Encyclopedia“. He was also very caring and loving. His family was the center of his universe. He was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Aaron Woodard, was called from earthly labor to eternal rest. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving and devoted wife of thirty-seven years, Debra Woodard, his, children: Treva Robinson (DeAngelo) of Atlanta, GA; twins, Andrea Woodard and Aaron Woodard II; sister, Thelma Clark (Elijah) of Alamo, GA; three brothers, Willie O. Woodard Sr. (Sylvia), Austin Woodard (Mary Ann) of Lumber City, GA and Charles Woodard (Patricia) of Alamo, GA; brother-in-law, Demetrious Harmon (Judy) of Lafayette, LA;  grandchildren Cameron and  Autumn Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

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