Aaron Douglas Rawlings
June 23, 1943, Monday, May 1, 2023
Aaron Douglas Rawlings of Drasco, Arkansas, formerly of Sheridan, Indiana, passed peacefully on Monday, May 1 in the home of his ex-wife, Carolyn Rawlings. Aaron was born June 23, 1943.
Aaron grew up working on the family farm. He enjoyed FFA, hunting, fishing, 4-H, animals, and sports. He was a record holding power lifter and had a gym in his barn.
He worked various jobs besides farming, including Sinclair Gas Station, Firestone, and as a security guard at Deer Creek. More recently, he worked for Sheridan Water Supply Corporation and finally he worked 25 years for Tumbling Shoals Water System in Arkansas.
Aaron never wanted to retire. He achieved this goal, as his official retirement date was April 30th and he passed May 1st. In the 25 years he lived in Arkansas, he developed many close friendships and spent time with family. He took care of cattle, many cats and even a pot belly pig at his office.
Aaron was preceded in death by his parents, George and Beulah (Biddle) Rawlings, his infant son David Aaron, his son Gary Aaron Rawlings, and his grandson Aaron Dean Rawlings.
He is survived by his ex-wife and friend Carolyn Rawlings, his sister Marthena (Rawlings) Wilder, his daughter Jody (Rawlings) Fields, son-in-law Don Fields, grandchildren Megan (Michael) Meek, Emily (Ben) Houser, Jacob (Mandy) Fields, Curt Fields, and Treyton Fields. Also surviving are 6 great- grandchildren, a niece, a nephew, and their children.
The family would like to thank Guardian Angel Hospice for their care.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society of Heber Springs, 49 Shelter Ln, Heber Springs, AR 72543