Randall Plaisted Ayer CHARLOTTE - Randall Plaisted Ayer, 80, of The Cypress of Charlotte, died December 2, 2013. A memorial service for this man of deep faith and integrity will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte at 2:00 PM Friday, December 6, 2013. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Mr. Ayer had been a member of First Presbyterian since 1972 and served as a ruling elder. He served on the Board of The Cypress Homeowners' Association and had been an active and loyal volunteer with Loaves and Fishes, Urban Ministries Soup Kitchen, Friendship Trays, and Love INC, where he was the recipient of the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award (honoring 20 years of service). Mr. Ayer attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with BS (with distinction), MS and PhD degrees in Chemistry. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Phi Delta Theta. Mr. Ayer served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, remained in the reserves and retired a Major. He retired from the DuPont Company after 27 years of service. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Ayer Dillard and husband, David; son, Randall (Rand) Plaisted Ayer, Jr., and wife, Addison; and granddaughters, Megan Hughes and Landon Ayer Dillard of Greensboro and Decatur, respectively, and Stuart Wood and Alexandra Fauber Ayer of Charlotte. Mr. Ayer was preceded in death by Patricia Loder Ayer, his beloved wife of 47 years. The Ayer family especially wants to recognize Mary Frances Baker, also a resident of The Cypress, who became Randy's good friend after Pat's death. She is loved by all of us and has become a special part of our family. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church TV Fund, 200 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 or to Love INC, P.O. Box 18517, Charlotte, NC 28218. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013