Aaron Jacob Kildow, September 28, 1994~July 2, 2016

thumbnail_232323232-ngo848;-ju=3782-2-9-8-7-28732-99;82331lsi[1] copyAaron Jacob Kildow passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016.  Aaron was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on September 28, 1994 to Bobby and Laura Kildow.  He is survived by his parents and sisters, Hanna Estes and Kayla Kildow, both of Fayetteville.

Aaron was preceded in death by his grandfather Jim Alford, of Hogeye, Arkansas, and aunt Angie DesHotels of Kansas City, Missouri.  He is survived by grandparents Norma Alford, Robert and Louise Kildow, Rosa Kildow, Gene Windle and great-grandmother, Kathryn Kildow, as well as a host of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.

Aaron was an avid sportsman who enjoyed doing anything in the outdoors.  One of his favorite pastimes was noodling for catfish, a hobby he picked up from his dad.  He also enjoyed deer hunting and fishing of any kind.  Aaron was also an excellent high school athlete, excelling in football, track, and bowling.

He was a member of Round Mountain Missionary Baptist Church.  Aaron always loved going to church camp each summer at Ozarks Baptist Encampment in Grove, Oklahoma.  He was a beloved member of the church.

Visitation will be held at Beard’s Funeral Chapel  on Thursday, July 7th, 2016, from 5pm-7pm.  Funeral service will be at Beard’s Chapel on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at 10am, burial will follow at Round Mountain Cemetery.

Aaron will be loved and missed by all who knew him.


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    Dan Marrs » 05. Jul, 2016

    I’m at a lose of words. Aaron you made an impact on our lives and made our daughter the happiest she has ever been. May both of you Rest in peace with each other.

    Kelley Hipps » 05. Jul, 2016

    I met Aaron when he came to Elkins High School as a junior. The first thing I noticed was his big smile, the second thing was how polite he was. Everywhere I saw Aaron, he had that big smile…even all the times he took my order at the drive up window at Charlie’s Chicken. Aaron was a one of a kind young man. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss.

    Kelley Hipps
    Elkins High School Counselor

    Rhoda Colony » 05. Jul, 2016

    I have known Aaron sense the 4th grade and we have had so many memories together he was such a bright spirit and touched everyone’s life he came across we miss him so dearly and he will forever be in all of our hearts ❤️ Rest in peace my dear friend

    DENNIS STARR SR » 05. Jul, 2016


    Darlene Lane » 05. Jul, 2016

    Hanna, Stuart and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Teara Creamer » 05. Jul, 2016

    I am so sorry! Aaron was such a joy. He will surely be missed. I always looked forward to his smile every morning when we worked at Greenland. He helped make work enjoyable. I pray that God gives you peace in this time of pain. Aron was a great person!

    Alan and Rhonda Bradley » 05. Jul, 2016

    Laura we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers

    Lynette Stout Hailey » 05. Jul, 2016

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your son & brother!!
    Keeping you all in thoughts & prayers!!

    Lynette Hailey & family

    Sarah Grace Gretzmier » 05. Jul, 2016

    Laura- I am SO sorry! have no words! You have been in my prayers!
    Love you! Sarah Grace

    Phillip & Charlene Bradshaw » 05. Jul, 2016

    Our hearts go out to you. You know we love you and you are in our prayers. When we heard the news, Phillip started singing “Jesus Cares” and he does. Let God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

    Marla (Eddings) Shepherd » 05. Jul, 2016

    I am so sorry for your loss. There are never adequate words at a time like this, but I pray that God wraps his comforting arms around you and floods you with sweet, priceless memories. Will be praying for you. God Bless!

    John Gideon » 05. Jul, 2016

    My heart goes out to you Bobby and Laura. I’m so sorry this wonderful young man was taken so early.

    Christy Meadors » 05. Jul, 2016

    Laura & family,
    I just wanted to express my utmost sympathy and condolences to you. I am praying for peace and comfort for you during this time. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Eddie Carmean » 05. Jul, 2016

    Bobby and family, so sorry for your loss.Way to young to see anyone this young to leave this earth. Prayers are with you and your family.

    Elizabeth and Bill Guadagnini » 05. Jul, 2016

    So sorry for your loss,

    Pat & junior Warford » 05. Jul, 2016

    Bobby and Laura, I am really at a loss for words my heart is breaking Aaron was a sweet boy,”man ” that enjoyed life to the fullest and he did it with a big smile & kindness he will forever be missed & remembered. My arms are wrapped around you all with love & prayers for strength. Junior & pat Warford.

    Mike and Suzanne Guinn » 05. Jul, 2016

    Words cannot convey the sadness, sympathy and lack of understanding at a time like this. Aaron was so full of life and lived every moment of it to the fullest. Thankfully he knew the Lord and for whatever reason He has called Aaron home. In time may that be one thing that will bring great comfort to you all. Trust in the Lord always and lean not unto your own understanding. May the God of comfort, comfort you with all blessings. Aaron is now in the best of all places. Love and Prayers, Mike, Suzanne and Michelle.

    Melissa Eaton » 05. Jul, 2016

    Bobby and Laura,
    My words cannot express what is in my heart. Know that my prayers are with you and that they will continue to be with you. Aaron impacted my family in a way that I’m not sure that I can even describe. God put us together, and I am grateful that He blessed Chris with a Godly best friend like Aaron. If I can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Love and prayers..

    Kathy Dyer » 05. Jul, 2016

    Bobby and Laura, my heart breaks for you! I hadn’t seen Aaron since he was just a little boy but I have been reading about him and looking at his awesome pics for days now. Y’all had a fine boy and I know it was all to do with having amazing parents! I will be praying for you all and wishing I could be there with you.

    The cryders » 05. Jul, 2016

    Bobby, Laura, family and friends. I’m so sorry for the everyone’s loss of a GREAT guy. I will always remember him as a little boy growing into a young man. Cory and I were remembering the other day when Aaron had a pet zoo in his room, he was so proud of all the snakes,spiders and turtles not to mention all the lizards as well. He will be greatly missed by all of us!!! Bobby and Laura if you guys need anything please let us know, we are here for you guys day or night..

    John and Mary Sue Martin » 05. Jul, 2016

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Such a tragedy to happen to someone so young and so much life ahead. Hugs and prayers for all the families. Also, to the Marrs family. We don’t always know or understand why God chose him so young but he will be there waiting to see you again. With sincere sadness for all.

    Name » 06. Jul, 2016

    So sorry to hear this. I wish you all the comfort in knowing he is home with the lord I couldn’t even imagine the pain you must feel. We we be praying for you all

    The Huskey Family » 06. Jul, 2016

    Bobby, Laura, family, and friends.
    Aaron was such a wonderful person. We are blessed that we met you all at church. Aaron and Lauren had such a great time getting to know each other at church and when they went to middle school together. He had such a big heart and a love for everyone. So sweet and sincere. We don’t know why he was taken from this world so early, but we know he is up there with the Lord and having a great time and looking down on you guys. We are very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time of pain. If you need anything please give us a call, we are always here for you.
    The Huskeys.

    Melvin and Wilma Kildow Nichols » 06. Jul, 2016


    Joyce Crawford » 06. Jul, 2016

    so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you. love Joyce

    Shelly Robbins » 06. Jul, 2016

    I am so sorry for the loss if your beautiful son. He was an important part of my neice’s life and will be missed greatly and never forgotten. I am sending prayers for peace and strength for your family.

    Muchengetwa Bgoni » 06. Jul, 2016

    I am at a loss of words. I am glad to have met you Aaron. My heart goes out to your family. I will miss giving you a hard time. I remember almost beating you in horse shoe. I will miss your laughs and your big smile. God knows why even though we may never understand. To think that I recently saw you on tv when they showed the amateur fishing tournament and I was like yeah that’s Aaron and his dad. Little did I know that it was going to be my goodbye. I will miss you brother, until we meet again !

    Sonny and Ola Warford » 06. Jul, 2016

    Our hearts go out to all of you for the loss of your beloved young son, grandson and brother. May God Bless all of you and give you the strength to make it through the days ahead. Lots of prayers for you.

    Sonny and Ola Warford

    Bill Laney and family » 06. Jul, 2016

    Sorry we are out of state with our family. Heard about the sad news. Holding your family dear in our thoughts and hearts. Aaron will be missed and we have many memories of him in school. -The Laneys

    Susan guinn lane » 06. Jul, 2016

    I remember Aaron as my student at Happy Hollow. I can’t say that I think he loved school, because I think he would rather have been outdoors every day. I can say that I remember he tried hard, he wanted to please, he was polite to adults, he followed the rules, and he made friends easily.

    Linda Fritz » 06. Jul, 2016

    My heart aches for you at this time. I know it is a terrible, horrific loss. There are no words that are adequate for comforting. I am thinking of your family and extend my sincerest sympathy to the family.

    Judy Gautier » 06. Jul, 2016

    My heart goes out to all our family. Love you all. I’m sending prayers.

    Angel Sanchez » 06. Jul, 2016

    Aaron words can’t express how glad I am that you met my baby girl. I watched as she changed and grew in her faith and eyes lit up when she talked about you. You to where so in love and will be forever missed!

    Matt Saferite » 06. Jul, 2016

    I’m sorry for your loss. Aaron was such a fine young man – I remember him being humbly confident and always appreciated how he treated everyone well. He helped make Ramay a great school for everyone around him.

    Crysan Allen » 06. Jul, 2016

    There are no words that can diminish your heartache and loss, but know you are in our prayers and we are sending out love and strength to you.

    Gail Willits » 06. Jul, 2016

    I remember Aaron as a student at Happy Hollow. I saw the love and support he got from his parents. I always enjoyed Aaron, and he always had a smile. He was respectful, and he made friends easily. I could see the influence of his parents in how he lived. And he told me noodling stories! God bless you and your family throughout this difficult time.

    Bo Hardgraves » 07. Jul, 2016

    I am so sorry to hear of Aaron’s passing. I did not know about it until I read it in the paper. You may not recall, but Aaron played basketball with my team in Boy’s Club, many years ago. I kept up with him in Jr High track, as my son Will was his same age and I would see Aaron at track meets. I lost touch with him after that. I always liked Aaron and found him to be a very nice young man. When he would see me, he always would come over and talk. I can’t imagine even what you must be feeling. I believe in God, and I know Aaron was good kid with a big heart. He is in heaven now. RIP

    Nancy and Eden Taylor » 07. Jul, 2016

    Laura and Bobby and girls, Can but imagine the pain of having to suddenly part with Aaron . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord’s strength and peace keep you in the immediate days and in the days ahead as you begin a new journey.

    Steve & Melinda Renfro » 07. Jul, 2016

    We were so sorry to hear about Aaron. We can’t imagine what you all must be going through right now and hope that time will bring you some comfort. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Steve, Melinda, Zach and Will Renfro

    Jim and Sherlyn Clark » 07. Jul, 2016

    Louise and Robert. Words alone cannot express our sorrow for the loss of your grandson. May God comfort you and all the family and friends during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

    The Peacocks » 08. Jul, 2016

    Laura and Bobby,
    Your entire family has been in our thoughts and prayers all week. We are so sorry for your loss. It has been amazing to see the MANY pictures and remembrances of Aaron on Facebook and elsewhere. It’s obvious that he was an incredible young man who God used in very special ways. As you face the days ahead, we pray you continue to allow God to love on you all and that you lean into him when it hurts the most. He will never leave you or forsake you. Love and prayers, Gari and Dennis

    Carol Moralez » 08. Jul, 2016

    Hannah and Stuart,
    My heart goes out to you in this time of profound loss. Please know your family is in my prayers. Losing a brother, son, friend is never easy. We suffer here, but he is lifted up to the Lord. May God bless you all and ease your suffering.

    The Bob Estes family » 08. Jul, 2016

    Hannah, Stuart, & family,
    Our hearts are broken for the loss of your precious loved ones. Praying for comfort and strength at this difficult time.
    Bob & Joann

    James, Jessie and Sydney Neal » 08. Jul, 2016

    Our hearts are broken for you and your family. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.

    Lilly Jones Kildow » 09. Jul, 2016

    Aaron, you were one of a kind, we will miss that awesome magnamiously
    wonderful aura that you were blessed with….I was Blessed to call you my Nephew….
    Bobby, Laura, Hannah, Kayla, Stewart, Blaine, Rosa, Robert, Louise, Norma, Kathryn and all the Aunts, Uncles,
    Cousins and Friends, I pray for Strength and Peace for each of you…. ♡♡♡♡♡

    Mike McBride, Marsha » 09. Jul, 2016

    Struggling to put words into this great loss of such a wonderful man Aaron had become. Aaron left behind many wonderful memories. He will be deeply missed as he was deeply cared for by so many. Prayers and love go out to your family at such a difficult time.

    Sydney Neal » 09. Jul, 2016

    This broke my heart beyond words. Aaron and I have known each other since kindergarden and have been with each other through the long haul. He was a great person that knew how to light up a room and had everyone laughing. My heart and prayers goes out to Mr and Mrs Kildow, Hanna and Kayla who lost a wonderful son and brother. Im gonna miss you aaron RIP

    Adrianne Wooten » 10. Jul, 2016

    I’m at for loss of words. I went to high school with this kind, great guy. We never really talked or anything, but I knew how much of a superstar he really is and was. I send thoughts and prayers to him, his gamily, and all friends in this. May him and his girlfriend rest in peace.