Richard H. Ayers, 91, of Greenville, passed away early Sunday morning, September 9, 2012 in the emergency room of Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.
He was born July 23, 1921 in Dayton, son of the late Fred H. and Nellie Marie (Spitler) Ayers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Maxine E. (Bell) Ayers on February 28, 2008; brothers, Byron Ayers, Darrell Ayers and a sister, Alene Anzack.
Richard was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII. He had worked as a tool and die maker at NCR in Dayton for 28 years then retired from Fram/Allied Signal in Greenville after 10 years. He was a member of the Greenville Grace Brethren Church.
He is survived by his two daughters, Gayle and husband Harry Kinnison, and Dianna and husband Gailen Wilson all of Greenville; grandchildren, Thomas (Peggy) Lucas, Melinda (David) Crowe, Kyley (Jay) Pearson and Korey Wilson; great grandchildren, Madysen Crowe, Christian Crowe, Austin Crowe, Leah Crowe, Connor Pearson, and expecting Tanner Lucas; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 12 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Danny Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Hospice or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com