Aaron Nimmo, 89, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Golden Living Sycamore Village, Kokomo. Aaron was born April 19, 1923, in Georgetown, Ark., the baby and last survivor of four children born to James Frank and Mabel (Hooper) Nimmo.
A proud veteran of World War II, he always referred to his unit as a group of misfits, since all the servicemen had a handicap of some type. Aaron was blind in one eye, the result of a childhood accident. He arrived in Okinawa, Japan, the day before the war ended. He liked to say he got things done.
On Dec. 8, 1944, he married the love of his life, Onnie Bell Prince, in White County, Ark. They were married for more than 65 years until her passing in October 2011. In 1950, the Nimmo family relocated to Indiana, and Aaron found work at Hoosier Iron Works. He later worked in home construction, building many of the homes in the Cedar Crest area. He also worked as a cement finisher. In 1962, he and Onnie Bell constructed their own home in Taylor Township. He retired as the furniture deliveryman for Robert Miller and Son Furniture.
Aaron and Onnie Bell raised their family in the First Assembly of God Church, where he also served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. They also enjoyed square dancing and both loved to travel. Aaron was fortunate to have visited all 50 of these United States.
He liked to play a friendly game of poker and always enjoyed a good joke. Over the years he hand cranked a lot of homemade ice cream for all to enjoy, especially with fresh peaches.
His work ethic and legacy continues in Nimmo and Sons Concrete.
Aaron is survived by his three children, his favorite son, Dannie (Glenda) Nimmo, daughter, Wanda (Larry) Taylor, and his ornery son, Rex Nimmo, all of Kokomo; two granddaughters, Nikki Nimmo (Thomas) Williams, Kokomo, and Amanda Mickler (Todei) Lewis, Indianapolis; and great-grandchildren, Cassie Artrip, TreAndre Williams, Kaylee Williams and Avory Maebell Lewis. Also surviving are nephews and a niece in South Carolina.
The family acknowledges and appreciates the nursing staff and CNAs of Sycamore Village for the kind and compassionate care extended to our dad. He liked to flirt with the girls and will be remembered for his parting catch phrase: “Glad you got to see me.”
There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, with the Rev. Brian Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown, with military honors by the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team and the United States Army. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. today, also at the mortuary.
You are invited to read Aaron’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, view the tribute DVD, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., assisted the family with arrangements.
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