Mr. Ayers was born in Daybrook, North Carolina and the son of the late Junior M. & Geneva Peterson Ayers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Ayers and a sister, Bobbye Webb.
He was owner and operator of his own truck and did over the road trucking for many years and later was employed by Mountain Empire Oil Company.
Mr. Ayers loved UT Football and all NFL games and was a NSCAR fan. He loved cookouts and sister’s desserts. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed woodworking, working on old cars and attending gospel concerts. He loved his family, especially the toddlers, Addison, Abbey, Rhett, Leland, and Ruby Ray.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn “Carol” Tipton Ayers, Jonesborough; three children, Mava Henley (Dana), Teri Hopson (Donnie) and Greg Ayers; three grandchildren, Kayla Ricker (Ryan), Jessie Yokley (Steven) and Tara Hopson (Anthony); great-grandchild, Rhett Ricker; one brother, Jimmy Ayers; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Washington County EMS, the staff of Johnson City Medical Center Emergency Room, the Chaplain, Dr.’s James Hansen, Carlos Floresguerra, Martin Tran, Scott Dulebohn and Wayne Tongco.
Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 pm Friday, April 5, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Murray officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 pm Friday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Ayers, Jerry Crawford, Brandon Ayers, Ryan Ricker and Steven Yokley. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Ayers, Jimmy Ayers and Chris Webb.
Condolences may be sent to the Ayers family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821