Mr. Aaron Franklin Cuthbert, Jr., 71, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Mountain Park View Cemetery, 410 Whitlock Way NW, Marietta, GA 30064.
A true salesman, storyteller and jokester, Aaron Franklin Cuthbert, Jr., also known as “Pookie”, was a man whom once you met him, you did not soon forget him; he made a lasting impression. Aaron was born on August 21, 1948 to the late Aaron Cuthbert, Sr. and the late Marion 'Boots' Cuthbert of Marietta, Georgia. Aaron was educated in Marietta and graduated from Lemon Street High School where he was a drummer in the marching band. He was exposed to politics at an early age, as his father was an active member of the Democratic party for the State of Georgia.
After graduation, Aaron attended Fort Valley State University where he met Brenda Gail Sims, whom he would later marry. To their union was born their eldest son, Aaron Franklin Cuthbert, III. Later in life he married Vicki Denise Trammell and to their union was born his youngest son, Byron O'Neil Cuthbert.
Aaron had a passion for business and entrepreneurialism, achieving success in the funeral industry. As a youth, one of his first jobs was at a funeral home where he washed cars and served as an assistant to the Funeral Director, an opportunity that allowed him to learn the business. He also had a 'head for numbers’ and was an Auditor for the State of Georgia for several years. Aaron would later return to the funeral industry and start a business with his father, The Marietta Casket Company, which was in business for several years. After the casket company closed, he spent the remainder of his professional career as a salesman, specializing in the sale of funeral and professional cars for T&W Coach Sales, Shields Southeast Sales and Crain M&M Sales. He was known as an excellent salesman and sold cars to funeral homes across the United States.
Aaron loved music and social gatherings and would fondly remember many of the gatherings he attended, including his own 50th birthday party, where he was celebrated by his family and closest friends. He loved Soul, Blues and R & B music, with some of his favorite artists being Aretha Franklin, The O'Jays, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and The Temptations. Aaron also enjoyed attending musical and theatrical performances, as well as sporting events. He was a Braves and Falcons fan! Aaron was a member of The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, where he loved to worship. Of all of Aaron's accomplishments, the greatest are his two sons, Aaron, III and Byron, whom he loved to spend time with.
Aaron leaves to remember his life, sons, Aaron Franklin Cuthbert, III (Robyn), and Byron O'Neil Cuthbert (Amy V. McGehee); sister, Ms. Susan Cuthbert; nephew, Joseph Cuthbert, and a host of relatives and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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