BROOKVILLE - Herman H. Ayres, 92, of Brookville, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Dayton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edmond and Edith (Enck) Ayres; beloved wife, Janet L.( Strain) Ayres; brothers, Herbert, Paul, Carl, Jacob, Ted and Elwood Ayres; and sisters, Dorothy Kennedy, Mary Howell and Mildred Hainline.
He is survived by his loving family, son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Pamela Ayres of Clayton; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Mark Patterson of Union, Shirley and Joe Lassiter of Brookville; grandchildren, Jason (Jacqueline), Brian (Sarah), Jonathan (Stephanie), Andrew (Kelsey), Phillip (Amanda), Daniel and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Amber, Cory, Jackson, Casey Ann, Austin and Noah; and sister, Esther Johnson of Arizona.
Herman served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II
, formerly worked at McCall's for 29 years, retired from Northmont City Schools, was a member of First Baptist Church, Vandalia, was a member of Classics at First Baptist Church, a former member of Faircreek Church-formerly Christian Tabernacle, loved gardening, woodworking and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with the Rev. David Starry officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today from at Hale-Sarver. Military Honors will be held at the graveside.
If so desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420.