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Bennie Edward Aaron

July 17, 1930 ~ August 10, 2021

Bennie Edward Aaron was 91 years old when he passed away on August 10, 2021. Born on July 17, 1930, in Social Circle, Georgia to Obie Lee and Mattie Lee Aaron. Bennie was the younger of two boys, his older brother, Obie Lee Aaron Jr., predeceased him.

After graduating from high school, Bennie joined the Navy and served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Valley Forge for four years, during the Korean War.

In 1952 he enrolled at the University of Florida, graduating in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. It was at U of F that he met and married fellow student, Annette Taylor from Perry, Florida. Bennie and Annette moved to White Springs, Florida in 1956. He taught and coached the varsity basketball team at White Springs High School. Bennie and Annette had three children, Steve, Mike, and Leanne before moving to Eau Gallie, Florida in 1962, where he took a coaching and physical education job at Satellite High School. Bennie was only at Satellite High one year before transferring to DeLaura Jr. High School in its inaugural year, as a physical education teacher and coach.

After several years of coaching, he earned a master’s degree in Child Psychology and became the Dean of Students at DeLaura where he worked until his retirement.

After his retirement, “Coach/Dean” Aaron was a fixture in the Satellite Beach area. His enjoyments were many and wide ranging, from hunting and fishing, and a genuine love of reading, to nightclubs and dancing. He could have been seen shooting pool at the A-Frame or he might have been off, with a few of his best friends, sailing to the Bahamas to dive for lobster.

His sense of humor was keen and quick, he always had a joke or a funny story that would make you laugh. He enjoyed flirting with the ladies. And, if those ladies were playing blackjack or rolling dice at a craps table, well that was even better.

Bennie never met a stranger and was comfortable in any setting. He genuinely loved coaching, teaching, and mentoring young people! He was a good, caring, and loving Father, Grandfather, and Great grandfather.

Survivors include Sons Steve Aaron and his wife Heidi, Tallahassee, FL; Mike Aaron, Perry, FL; and Daughter Leanne Rozdeba, Clearwater, FL; two Granddaughters Hanna Aaron and her fiancé Chris Brennan, Orlando, FL; and Bridget LaCoste and her husband Jordan, Cantonment, FL; one Great Granddaughter, Reagan LaCoste, Cantonment, FL; and former wife, Annette Greene, Tallahassee, FL.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Bennie at the Howard E. Futch Memorial Park, large pavilion (2301 North Highway A1A, Melbourne, FL 32937). Parking is limited. Please contact Steve Aaron, 850-570-7169, for date and time.


MaryAnn Blume-Lloyd

August 18, 2021, 4:20 pm

To Family of Bennie Aaron;
May the life of service your Father lived be a source of Peace and Comfort to you in his
MaryAnn Blume-Lloyd

Kathy Fadul , SHS Class of 76

August 18, 2021, 6:25 pm

My condolences to the Aaron Family.
Let it be known that your Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather was the epitome of the Perfect Southern Gentleman. Dean Aaron was always there to help, give you advise or maybe even drink a beer with. The entire community loved him and he will be missed.

Dan & Vikki Parrow

August 18, 2021, 8:46 pm

We’re sad for you and your family, Steve. Your father sounds like a man who enjoyed his family and friends and who knew blessings in all the different areas he served as teacher, mentor and coach. He has left behind memories in so many peoples’ lives. We send our love and prayers to you.

Vicki Aaron Mock

October 15, 2021, 1:46 pm

So sorry to hear that Bennie is gone. He was a special gentleman. Didn’t get to see him much except at family reunions but he was always enjoyable to be around. Much love to his family.

Ann R. Key

December 31, 2021, 1:22 am

My mother, Faye Raiford and Bennie were cousins. Aunt Mattie Lee and mother’s daddy, James Cook, were brother and sister. Mother suspected something was amiss when her Christmas card to Bennie was returned. We are both saddened to learn of his passing, but smile at the memories of his many stories, from casino boats to fishing to NASCAR. He was such a joy to be around and when he learned that my husband is a former teacher/coach, he knew he’d found another Buddy for life! Even though we hadn’t seen him since Aunt Mattie Lee died, he always called and sent cards to mother to try and stay in touch and keep up with how she and Uncle Lee are doing. He will be missed! May his spirit live on in all who knew and loved him!

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