Lockhart Firefighter/EMT Aaron Wayne Sivils was killed on Tuesday morning in a car crash in rural Caldwell County.
Sivils, 23, was born Aug. 29, 1989, in Bryan, Texas. He attended school in Bryan and played football and baseball, graduating in 2006. He attended Blinn Junior College and Texas A&M University. He resided in San Marcos and worked as a Firefighter/EMT for the Lockhart Fire Department in Lockhart, Texas.
Aaron is survived by his parents, Nathan and Cherie Sivils of Bryan; sister, Katelyn Sivils of Bryan; fiancé, Dana Parsons of San Marcos; grandparents, Dolores and Hugo Hein, Jr., of College Station, Carol Sivils of Tilton, Illinois; great grandmother, Jeanette Ritter of Danville, Illinois; uncles and aunts, Joel and Mary Hein of College Station, Shain and Gwen Sivils of Lafayette, Indiana, Roy Carl and Misty Sivils of Elkhart, Indiana, and Chrystal and Joe Slayton of Elkhart, Indiana. Aaron leaves behind many good friends and extended family.
The things Aaron was most passionate about, after his loved ones, were Green Bay Packers football, hunting and fishing, and tubing in the river. He will be remembered for his loyalty and faithfulness to others.
Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 – 8 p.m. Services will be on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas. The service will be conducted by Rev. Mike Curry, former pastor of Christ’s Way Baptist Church. Aaron will be interred at College Station Memorial Cemetery.
Stephen Rhodes, Gary Ebner, Chance Bishop, Jason Johnston, Jason McBride, Casey McDonald, Joshua Wallace, Mike Thibodeaux and Lockhart Fire Rescue personnel will serve as Aaron’s pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lockhart Fire Rescue, 201 W. Market St., Lockhart, Texas, 78644 or Christ’s Way Baptist Church 3885 Copperfield Dr. Bryan, Texas, 77802.
Though Sivils was not on duty at the time of the accident, sources have said that he was on his way to Lockhart for work.
Fire departments from across Central Texas, including crews from Chisholm Trail Fire Rescue and from Travis County have rallied to support Lockhart’s firefighters, and will step in to provide equipment and manpower coverage this weekend as local firefighters travel to Bryan to bid farewell to their fallen brother.