Kenneth Aaron Horton, known to his family and friends as Aaron, attended Lynchburg City Schools and graduated from Liberty University with a degree in History in 2007.
Aaron continued his education, earning a Masters in Ancient History and Classical Studies from the University of Wales Lampeter in 2011.
Aaron and his wife Rachael were living in Lynchburg on April 8, 2011, when an apartment fire took the lives of the young couple and their cat Oscar.
The Aaron Horton Scholarship Fund was established at Liberty University to benefit students pursuing a History degree at Liberty.
Aaron's dream had been to earn his PhD in Ancient History and return to Liberty University as a faculty member. Liberty is offering matching donations to the Aaron Horton Scholarship Fund in his memory.
A benefit concert will be held to benefit the Aaron Horton Scholarship Fund on Friday, Oct. 4 from 8 p.m. to midnight at RA Bistro, located at 1344 Main Street in Lynchburg
Although he was young at the time of his death, Aaron had many accomplishments under his belt. First and foremost, he was a child of God who loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Aaron was a wonderful son to Ken and Barbara, a great brother to Leah and the perfect partner to Rachael.
The Rachael Horton Compassionate Care Fund was established in Rachael's memory to provide funds for pets in need of care.
Aaron was also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a friend to all. Aaron's passion for history ran as deep as his love for his family.
Each year since the deaths of Aaron and Rachael, runners and walkers have come together for the Rachaels Paws and Purrs 5K and 10K, held this year on Sept. 14 on the Blackwater Creek Trail.
The Aaron Horton Scholarship Fund will help fulfill Aaron's dream. Although Aaron will be unable to teach at Liberty, future students who share Aaron's passion for history will continue the legacy.
Please consider joining Aaron Horton's parents, family and friends at RA Bistro on Friday night to help benefit the Aaron Horton Scholarship Fund.