Aaron "Rod" Dwight Hume, age 85, of Medora passed away peacefully on March 29, 2019, at 9:30 am surrounded by his loving family at his home.
Rod entered this life on July 13, 1933, at McLeansboro, Illinois. He was the son of the late John and Pearlie M (Jamerson) Hume. On March 26, 1955, Rod married the love of his life, Betty Lorene (England) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Medora. This happy union of 64 years was blessed with two sons, Patrick Earl and James Daniel. Rod has lived most of his life in Medora. Before joining the U.S. Army, Rod grew up in Illinois. Rod was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War from 1950-1953, and he further served his country by joining the Air Force from 1957-1963. While serving for the Air Force, Rod was stationed at Bunker Hill during the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Rod was a loving father and grandfather. He loved serving the community in many aspects. He served as a Jackson County Commissioner from 1978- 1982, served as the Scoutmaster for the Boy Scout Troop 23 of Medora, and serving as a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Medora. Rod spent his spare time fishing or watching dirt car racing and motorsports. He was an engineer for the Cummins Plant of Columbus having retired after 24 years. He was a janitor for Medora Schools and went to work at Aisin after retiring from Cummins
He will be missed by loving wife Betty, his loving sons Patrick Hume and his wife Shellie, and Jim Hume and his wife Linda, and his four loving grandchildren, James Patrick, Amber Dawn, Lindsey Marie, and Emily Kaylene.
Funeral Services will be conducted by Hague Funeral Home at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Medora on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 11:00 am with Pastor Jack Belk officiating.
Burial will follow at Weddleville Lutheran Cemetery with full military graveside rites performed by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans.
Friends may call at Hague Funeral Home on Monday, April 1, 2019, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and after 10:00 am until the time of the service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Medora.
Memorials may be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or the Donor’s Choice