Aaron Garnett was Born March 16, 1937 in Harlem, NY. He was the first of five children of William and Berthena Garnett. He met his wife Roberta in 1959 and married in 1962. They had three children in the 1960s, daughter Nadine Freeman, Sharon Garnett-James, son Aaron Garnett Jr. (now deceased); then adopted and raised two grandchildren in the 1980s, Hamilton and Tanya Garnett.
Aaron attended Elementary and High School in Elmont, NY. He then went into the Army 1959. He became a bus driver but called himself a “Bus Operator” because of his “special driving abilities”. He had a passion for cars and at one time actual owned 34 of them. He had planned to own a used Auto shop in North Carolina. Aaron took a course in car mechanics in 1967 but his instructor said he would never be a success, because he was constantly washing his hands! He received a certificate from a race club in Daytona Beach, Florida for racing. His love of music was demonstrated when he drove. But we would have a good laugh when he tried to dance. Still, Aaron was the epitome of the expression “tall dark and handsome.” He was known for his charisma and the ability to make anyone feel comfortable , young and old. He was also known to be dressed to teeth.
Aaron will be grieved by a large loving family. He leaves behind his loving wife Roberta (Dinah), his daughter Nadine Freeman, Sharon James with her husband Jason James, son Aaron
Garnett Jr. (now deceased), Hamilton Garnett and Tanya Garnett. He also leaves behind five grandchildren which includes. Henry Freeman III with his wife Chrystal, Tiffany and her son
“Aaron” and eight great grandchildren, the youngest of which calls him “The boss.” His families also includes three sisters, and one brother; William & Joyce Garnett, Evelyn
Edwards, Arnold & Nancy Anderson, and Alice Van Ommeren and a host of niece and nephews.
He truly will be missed.
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