Steven Charles Aarhus
1955 - 2022
Steven Charles Aarhus
07 July 1955-16 March 2022
Steven Charles Aarhus “Moose”, 66, of Thomasville, NC passed away Wednesday,
March 16, 2022, at Forsyth Hospital. Steve was born in King county, WA, July 24, 1955, to Alvin
William Aarhus and Donna Lee Blyth.
During school in WA and NC, he wrestled, played football, baseball and sang in chorus,
amongst other activities. In 1974 he graduated from North Forsyth High School in Winston
Salem, NC. He served in the US Navy from 1975 until 1978 with honorable discharge, studying
mechanical drawing, biology, and electronics while enlisted.
His dedication was shown for his family everyday. He loved trucking but being home
with his family was more important. He learned electrical and before retirement, he did over 20
years, becoming the foreman over job sites. In recent years he spent time with man’s best
friend, Curly, his beloved dog. He enjoyed his guitar, listening to blues or rock n roll, and grilling.
He loved the lord and ministered to inmates over the years. The passion he had for riding his
Harley and having long hair will never be forgotten. He will be remembered as a beloved father,
son, brother, grandpa, and friend.
He will be deeply missed by his surviving parents Al (Donna) Aarhus of King, NC;
brother Dave (Ann) Aarhus of Renton, WA and sister Karen Rathbone of King, NC. His former
wife and friend Tammie Jordan of Thomasville, NC; children Johnathon Aarhus (Kristen) of
Pleasant Garden, NC, Sarah Mcelroy (Nick) of Elmwood, Illinois, Amber Hicks (Matthew) of
Lexington, NC, Melody Hall-Cook of King, NC, Allen Hall of Winston Salem, NC. and 9
grandchildren Brooke, Nathan, Katie, Trent, Riley, Savannah, Mason, Aaliyah, and Carmella.
Steve touched many lives and hearts over the years with his tenaciousness for life. He
will forever be in our memories and in all of our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
mailed to SNIP of Davidson Co: DCAA/SNIP Program, PO Box 183, Thomasville, NC
27361-0183 or charity of choice.
A celebration of life is planned for Noon Saturday, March 26, 2022 at his parents house,
321 Pilot View Dr, King, NC 27021. Bruce Harris, pastor and long time family friend is officiating,