Aaron Weldon Boles

Aaron Weldon Boles, 87, of Center passed away Friday October 6, 2023, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born January 27, 1936 in Center, Texas to the late Aaron Stephenson and Mary Barbee Boles.

Funeral service will be held at 2PM on Monday, October 9, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home with Brother Rob Merriman officiating. Interment will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1PM.

Weldon was in the propane business for over 60 years. He started his career driving a propane truck for Mac Bussey who owned Bu-Pane. Mr. Bussey and his wife Mattie Lou played an instrumental part in Weldon’s life. Just out of high school, Weldon went to work for Johnny Johnson’s service station just off the Center square. The Bussey’s were customers and Mattie Lou told Mac that there was a nice young man working there and he better hire him. That was the beginning of his propane career.

  After a few years of serving East Texas as a propane driver, Weldon became a manager, and soon after, Petrolane purchased Bu-Pane. After the company was sold, he and his family were transferred to Houston with Petrolane to work in their wholesale division. In 1975 he purchased Farmers LP Gas from James Campbell. Over the next 40 years, Weldon had a passion for buying and selling retail and wholesale propane companies. In addition to his time in the propane business, he was a board member and stockholder for many years at Shelby Savings Bank.

Weldon took pride in helping many people in his community and church over the years. Weldon was a member of the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge, Texas Propane Gas Association, National Propane Gas Association, Shelbyville Lions Club, and the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.  Mangum Funeral Home Laird Funeral Home, Inc.

He is survived by: Daughters: Sheila Harris and husband Roy Lisa McAdams and husband Billy Bob Grandchildren: Joshua Aaron McAdams and wife Sharisse Amanda Rachelle Dockens Great-Grandchildren: Bryce Harris Braiden Tyler and fiancé Alexia Baldwin Britain Tyler Corbin Dockens Aryn McAdams Sullivan McAdams Great-Great-Grandchild, Eloise Lane Tyler Sister, Mary Helen Boles Campbell of Houston

He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Stephenson and Mary Barbee Boles; brother, Waylon S. Boles, Sr. and wife Thelma Boles; brother-in-law, James Neil Campbell; and the mother of his children, Jimmie Louise Boles.

Pallbearers will be Bryce Harris, Braiden Tyler, Britain Tyler, Chris Tennant, Roy Peace, and Heath Harbison.

Honorary pallbearers are Waylon S. Boles, Jr., Steve Boles, Alan Colyer, and Carlos Solis.

A special thanks to his caregivers, Sheila Holbrook, Michele Lee, Anita Long and Felicia Louis. They made it possible for him to stay comfortably in his home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville, 5030 SH 87 South, Shelbyville, TX 75973.

You may sign the online registry book at . Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas

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