Roger Ayer(1947 - 2014)

CHRISNEY – Roger Ayer, 66, of Chrisney, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Roger was born in Bloomfield June 18, 1947 to B. Eugene and Hallie Jean (Shrode) Ayer.
Roger was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church in Chrisney. He served in the United States Navy from 1964-1968 and was a member of the Rockport American Legion Post 254. He had been a special deputy with REACT. Roger had worked at Can-Clay in Cannelton, Indiana and was a plant engineer with Kimball National Office Furniture. He enjoyed farming with his brother, tractors and tractor pulls. Roger was a licensed Marine Captain who loved boating and fishing with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed hunting, shooting sports, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Mark Douglas Ayer; Father, B. Eugene Ayer; Brothers, Gary W. Ayer Sr., Larry E. Ayer.
Roger is survived by his wife, Marilyn J. Ayer of Chrisney; Children, Christopher Ayer and his wife, Laura of Santa Claus; Adam Ayer and his wife, Skye of Mandeville, La; Megan Ayer Decker of Chrisney; Grandchildren, Dylan Ayer, Kaci Ayer, Aidan Ayer, Ella Ayer, Abby Ayer, Evan Decker, Ryan Ayer, Easton Ayer; Mother, Hallie Jean Ayer of Chrisney; Siblings, Marlene Beck, David Ayer, Jeanette Ayer Theising; a sister-in-law, Barbara Ayer; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services were 10 A.M. Monday, March 24, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Chrisney, Indiana. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Chrisney, Indiana. The Rockport American Legion Post 254 conducted military honors.
Visitation was Sunday, March 23, at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport. A Rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the and the Indiana Nature Conservancy.
Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at

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Boultinghouse Funeral Home Llc
527 Main St Rockport, IN 47635
(812) 649-4546
Published in Spencer County Journal-Democrat on Mar. 27, 2014