Richard Ayers, 76, of Palestine, TX, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in the David E. Foster Hospice Unit/PRMC. He was born July 31, 1936, in Hot Springs, Virginia, to Carl Bonner Ayers and Carrie Rodgers Ayers. He was a twenty-one year Navy
retiree and Vietnam vet.
Mr. Ayers was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia June Ayers. He is survived by brother, Wilson Ayers; sister, Wanda (Earl) Bostic; three children, Dawn (Juan) Reyes, Carl (Melissa) Ayers and Crystal (Kevin) Sanders; eight grandchildren, Mandy (Rick) Bedard, Randall (Becky) Ayers, Brian (Channing) Ayers, Austin (Dacia) Sanders, Chelsea Sanders, Shelby Sanders, Casey Sanders and Marissa Sanders; three great-grandchildren, Brody and Kaylee Bedard and Wyatt Ayers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Bailey & Foster Chapel Palestine.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Fund.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.