Aaron Teal Samson, of Buchanan

Nov. 25, 1959 — Oct. 20, 2019

A Buchanan son has gone home to rest.

Aaron Teal Samson, son of David and Vivian Samson, middle brother to Eric and Kirk Samson, and father to Tiffany Marie Hess (Samson), Mathew Lloyd Samson, Mitchell Lee Samson and Aaron Teal Samson II and longtime partner to Elizabeth Joyce (10 years), passed away at 1:45 a.m. Sunday Oct. 20, 2019, at the young age of 59.

Aaron was building by hand for no cost a house for a close friend when he fell injuring himself. He was 3.5 kilometers from UVA trauma center, where incredible and expert teams did everything possible, not to leave out how hard he himself fought. In the end, God called home a great son of Buchanan.

Aaron qualified for the UVA Honor Walk, which resulted in hundreds of staff lining the walls across two floors guiding him to his final wish of donating himself to save other lives.

Now, Aaron also donated time, money, and just goodness throughout his life in his work, and free time. He was always ready to help when called.

In Aaron’s life, he was always the pioneer. From getting forced from the Navy for already having a power consulting business and a brick cell phone in the ‘80s, to going on to work and change the wood fire power plant industry as VP of Kenetech Corp. From there he moved onto AES Corp and LNG power plants, developing and having them built, including terminals and pipelines. He was a leading expert in the industry with no college education.

He retired from this work and with close friends from years of working together (Kent Morton, Christopher Diaz and Scott Taylor), founded Moxie Energy, which set up natural gas energy plants.

Aaron Teal Samson went from building houses with his father to becoming a Titan among giants in the power industry, on a global scale. We will all miss him greatly!

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