Survivors include his wife, Awyn, of the home; daughter, Janet DeCocq, Tulsa, Oklahoma; sons, Alan Ayers, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Glen Ayers, Osborne; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Don Ayers and wife, Irene, Brighton, Colorado and Joseph Ayers and wife, Carol, Fort Scott; and sister-in-law, Mary Ayers, Fort Scott.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Eldon Ayers and Raymond Ayers.
Funeral services were given at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2007, at Assembly of God Church in Osborne with the Rev. Michael Krager officiating. Military honors performed by the VFW Post in Osborne. Interment at Osborne Cemetery in Osborne. Memorial contribution are suggested to Hospice Services, Inc., Osborne.