Gary E. Ayres

January 21, 1952 - December 10, 2018

Gary Eugene Ayres, 66, of West Union, Ohio passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman, Ohio. He was born in Dunkinsville, Ohio on January 21, 1952. He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil (Blue Jay) Ayres and stepmother, Cheryl Hodge Ayres.

Gary is survived by his wife, Terri Ayres of West Union; daughter, Kiley (Justin) Cooper of Peebles, Ohio; mother, Beulah Ayres of West Union; granddaughters, McKarlee and McKenslee Cooper;  sisters, Linda (Randy) Louiso of West Union, Tina (Jeff) Osman of Manchester, Melissa Tabor of Portsmouth, Amanda (Brandon) Neely of Chicago; brothers, Larry (Shirley) Ayres and Ronald Ayres of Manchester, Kelly (Martha) Ayres of San Antonio, Tx,  David (Roberta) Ayres of West Union.  Stepmother;  Mary Ayres of Chicago, stepbrother, Michael (Kelsey) Allen of Cincinnati and stepsister, Michelle (Scott) Kallick of Cincinnati; brother-in-law, Gary (Sue) Call of West Union and sister-in-law, Sheila (Bob) Ferguson;  aunts, Virginia Copas, Emily (Russell) Brown, Wanda Ayres; uncles, David (Brenda) Staten, Russell (Marilyn) Ayres. He is also survived by an uncle, Oliver (Patty) Staten that was like a father to him and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Gary graduated from West Union High School in 1970 and was a member of the Ohio National Guard for six years.  He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after 32 years of employment.  He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in West Union and a member of the American Legion Young-Moore Post 100 in West Union.

The visitation is from 6 until 8 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union.  The funeral is Friday at 11 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in West Union with Father Adam Puntel officiating. Burial will be at West Union Cemetery in West Union.




clyta carter - Dec 14, 2018
So very sorry. Worked with Gary several years. Lost another good Democrat. R.I.P.
Susan Haslam - Dec 14, 2018
Terri , Kiley, & family, You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy in the passing of you loved one. Gary was a wonderful person and will be missed by people in our county. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.
Russ and Donna - Dec 14, 2018
Terri, Kylie and family, we are so so very sorry. This has to be extremely difficult for you all. Plz accept our prayers and sympathies and we are here if you need anything at all! Hugs and love you. Again, we are so very sorry.
Jack & Teresa - Dec 13, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great man & a friend to many. Our deepest sympathy.
Larry and Debrah - Dec 13, 2018
Great guy, friend and tenant. He will be missed by all
Gerry and Janet - Dec 13, 2018
Sending much love hugs and a prayer that you can feel.God's presence today and always .. Has to be so difficult. Love to all.
Kenny & Judith - Dec 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.
Dorothy Davis - Dec 13, 2018
Terry and Kylie I'm so sorry for your loss.
Rick Crawford - Dec 13, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Gary was a good man.
Rick - Dec 13, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Gary was a good man.
Sherry Hill - Dec 13, 2018
Terry and Kylie. There are no words that can explain how you are feeling right now, My prayer for you is that God will comfort you and give you peace, Gary was a great person and he will live on a memories are something no one can take away and you can him tucked safely in your hearts, My love to you and the family.
Tom and Debbie Winn - Dec 13, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to each one of you. We're keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.