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Jakob Cole Aton

August 12, 1998 — August 12, 2020

SPC Jakob Cole Aton, age 22 of Somerset, passed away on August 12, 2020 in Texas.

Jakob was born in Somerset, Kentucky on August 12, 1998; son of Jacob and Melissa Dick Aton. Throughout his childhood he had a passion to enlist in the United States Army, and he was able to follow his dream. He was actively serving the United States Army, where he served in 14 Tango as a Patriot launching station operator & maintainer, and also served in the launcher platoon of D Btry. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and shooting guns. Jakob loved spending time on Lake Cumberland with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing Airsoft, as well as online gaming with his close friends. He was a member of Beech Grove Methodist Church.

Jakob had a huge heart, he had a passion for helping others, and was always selfless. He lost his life while following his passion of helping others; when stopped to help a stranded motorist on the interstate in Texas.

He is survived by his parents, Jacob and Melissa Dick Aton; his sister whom he had a close bond, McKena Lee Aton; his maternal grandmother, Regina Hines; paternal grandmother, Marcia Eldridge; his aunts, Laura Tucker, Kendra Eldridge, and April & (Chris) Simpson; cousins, Emily Simpson, Elijah Simpson, Hadlee Hartman, and Hudson Hartman; as well as his brothers in arms, and numerous friends who he enjoyed spending time with.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Roy Dick; maternal great-grandparents, Imogene Dick, James and Zennia Hines; paternal grandfather, Ken Eldridge; paternal great-grandparents, Donald Whiteside, and Norma Whiteside, and paternal great-grandmother, Alpha Huddleston; and his life time best friend, Gunner.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Pulaski Funeral Home with Dr. Harold Brown officiating.

Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 11:00 AM Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Pulaski Funeral Home.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.


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