Pastor Aaron Thomas McCombs, 58, Rochester, Indiana, gave his last gift to others as he became an organ donor on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Right before his gift of life was shared with others, his family offered these words: “The man in front of you today is a very special one. The kindness you feel coming from his heart is only made by a full life of serving others. He taught his friends to be their best selves. He taught his family to love. He taught his community to trust. He walked with friends and strangers alike in good times and in bad all to lead them home to our Father in Heaven. God now holds his hand as you help him with his greatest and final act. God blessed us with a true hero. He is flying a little higher today. You will always be remembered, for God made you impossible to forget.”
Born May 21, 1962, in Denver, Colorado, he was the son of Fred and Florence (Heissinger) McCombs.
Aaron was a retired pastor having graduated from Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois, and last serving the Kewanna Church of Christ. In addition to being a pastor for over thirty-five years, he served on the South African Christian Mission Board and served with many Christian youth camps. Active in his community, he had been a 4-H Leader, Boy Scout Leader, and Little League coach.
He will be missed by his son, Brandon McCombs (fiancé, Ashley Stuber), Rochester; daughter, Aschlee Rieg and husband Dan Rieg, Westfield; six grandchildren, Noah McCombs, Kobe James, Kason Rieg, Eleanor Rieg, Noah Stuber, and Addison Coria; one brother, Kerry McCombs, Springfield, Illinois; and his beloved canine companion, Max.
A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, Aaron’s 59th Birthday, in Pleasant Plaines Cemetery, Pleasant Plaines, Illinois, with Pastor Rob Cleeton, officiating.
There will be a meal and time of fellowship directly following the service. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, Illinois.
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