Joe E. Ayres, age 75, of St. Paris passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Urbana, OH, Born on June 29, 1945 in Champaign Co, Joe was a son of the late Elmer and Susie “Bernice” (Neese) Ayres.
Two children and their spouses survive Joe: Joseph E (Becky) Ayres of Johnson City, TN and Janelle Ayres-Adams (Wes Adams) of Springville, AL. He was a loving grandfather to five grandchildren: Clayton, Jolie, Joseph, Tommy, and Andrew. A brother, Richard (Diana) Ayres of North Hampton, OH, a brother-in-law Roderick Boitnott, nieces Julie Bradley, Cathy Dean, and Tonya Willis, and nephews Ricky and Brian Boitnott also survive. He will be sadly missed by his companion, Carolyn Callison.
In addition to his parents a son Jimmy and a sister, Barbara Boitnott, preceded him in death.
Joe was a 1963 graduate of Northwestern High School. He graduated from the Dayton Barber School and spent 52 years in that trade, most of it in North Hampton, OH. He was honored as Grand Marshall in the last North Hampton parade for his service to the community. Joe was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and he enjoyed bowling with his friends in New Carlisle.
Visitation and funeral will be held all in one day on Monday, October 19, 2020 in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, OH. Visiting will begin at 11:00 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 12:00 p.m. Pastor Ed Sollenberger of the Lena Baptist Church will preside. Burial will follow in Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, OH. Social distancing and masks will be required.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Joe’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com
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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 43123