Aaron " Popcorn" Columbus Farrar, 71, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, as the result of a long-term illness. Aaron was born on May 11, 1951 in Washington, D.C., to Roy Arthur Farrar Sr. and Marion Briscoe-Farrar.
Aaron grew up and spent most of his life in Waldorf, Maryland. Aaron was a graduate of St. Emma's Military Academy in 1969. In high school, he played in the school band. After graduating from high school, Aaron played in a variety of bands, including The Dynamic Corvettes. They played in several venues like the Moonlite Inn, Billy Travers, Pomoke Ball Diamond, Willings Helpers Hall, Lee’s, Tom Moore’s, Knights of Columbus St. John’s, Platers Inn, Crabpot, Spearman Butler’s. Aaron also played for the Property Jive Team, Family Reunion, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, and Sister Sledge. Aaron also performed with R&B singer and actor, Brandy.
Music was Aaron's passion. He played multiple instruments and loved to sing. A favorite artist of his was James Brown, and he became famous for imitating him. Most people called Aaron "Popcorn" because he loved James Brown's song Popcorn. The popcorn was one of the dance moves that James Brown created while he performed on stage. When Aaron was not playing music, he played softball for The Vikings in St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
During the fall of 1999, he met the love of his life, Ann Radil (Annie). Aaron and Annie moved to Connecticut together in 2006. During his time in Connecticut, he enjoyed doing karaoke, betting on horse races, and entertaining his friends. Another favorite thing of Aaron's was to be a guest on his cousin's podcast, Guru Talking Sports. On the show, they discussed upcoming events in sports (especially football). The Washington Redskins was Aaron’s favorite team.
Aaron put pen to paper and brought words and music to life. He was a very smart man who wrote very eloquently and spoke very well. And Aaron had an amazing talent for the drums. He was great at jamming, especially when it came to singing love songs. Aaron was an exceptional commentator, speaker, and voice on the mic. That infectious laugh and those shout-outs during football season will be missed. Well done, Aaron. You fought a good fight and you finished the race well.
Aaron was a friend to everyone, so remember him with love and kindness. Aaron was always smiling and mentoring others. He truly touched the hearts of so many. Aaron was loved by so many people, an honest love that was definitely returned in so many words.
Aaron was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William Bernard Briscoe and Mae Ruth Kelly-Briscoe-Milburn, his paternal grandparents, Arthur Farrar and Ethel Watts, his parents Roy Arthur Farrar Sr. and Marion Briscoe-Farrar, his daughter Sahara Angel, his sister Cachita Farrar, his brother Tyrone Farrar, and his nephew Sean Farrar.
Aaron is survived by Ann Radil, his son Devin Farrar, Ann’s children Trish Radil Lendroth and Daniel Radil, his granddaughter De'Vonni Farrar, his brother Roy A. Farrar, Jr. (Barbara Farrar), niece Anya Myers (Vernon Myers II), niece Kashka Waller (Gregory Waller Jr.), niece Vashti, and great-nephews Kevin Thompson, John Briscoe Jr., and great-niece Raliyah Waller.