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Obituary for Kenneth L. Ayers
Kenneth L. Ayers, age 68, of Whipple, Ohio, died Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, after suffering an extensive stroke. He was born March 29, 1947, in Harrietsville, son of the late E. Burdette and Evelyn May Snider Ayers. He was a 1965 graduate of Stafford High School, and he was a veteran of United States Army’s First Cav., serving in Vietnam, and earning numerous awards, including the Vietnam Defense Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the National Defense Medal, Sharp Shooter Badge (rifle), and the Purple Heart. He retired following 28 years of service with GTE, and he had 15 years of service for Salem Township. He was a member of the Lowell American Legion Post # 750, and he was a life member of the Marietta VFW Post # 5108. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans in Marietta. He was an avid tractor puller, using his four big John Deere tractors, as well as several small garden pulling tractors. Kenny was deeply loved and will be truly missed.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one infant daughter, Kendra Ann Ayers.
Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Patricia Ann Moberg Ayers; three daughters, and grandchildren from a previous marriage; one step-son, Brandon (Staci) Unklesbay of Cambridge; one step-daughter, Jennifer (Jamy) Thompson of Marietta; one brother, Allen (Diane) Ayers; one sister, Kathy (Daryl) Wolfe; three ornery grandchildren that he thought the world of: Justin, Jalen and Jackson Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Thursday, September 17th at 11AM with Evangelist John Wells officiating. A veteran’s graveside service will follow at Salem Township Cemetery in Lower Salem.