Edwin T. Ayers

January 22, 1918 ‒ September 07, 2010

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Edwin T. Ayers, 92, of Mount Vernon passed away September 7, 2010.

He was born January 22, 1918 in Gambier to Harold Ayers and Burdette Colwill Ayers Williams.

Ed was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church, a member of Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM, was a member and 4 time past worthy Patron of Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star, member Valley of Columbus Consistory, Aladdin Shrine Temple and Baldwin Shrine Club, Ed served his country in the Army in the Philippines during World War Two and was a member of the Dan Stone Jr. Post of the American Legion, Am Vets and VFW.

Throughout his professional life, Ed was a salesperson in Knox County and surrounding area for Pepsi-Cola, the Grennan Cake Company, the Keebler Company, and retired from the Bissman Grocery House in Mansfield. Ed also transported veterans for the Veterans Administration and retired after 10 years of service.

He is survived by his daughter Carlena Hesters (Barbara) of Tennessee, a son Edwin Ayers (Bill) of Columbus, 4 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, a sister Patricia Beck of Utica, nieces and nephews, Dorothy and Jim Pickering of Bellevue, and his caregiver Mrs. Betty Page.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 68 years Frances (Ferry), a grandson Charles Paul Ayers, and stepbrothers, Richard and Jack Williams.

Friends may call Thursday September 9, 2010 from 5pm to 8pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where Mount Zion Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8pm Thursday. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Denise Marikis officiating. The Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will conduct military honors at the funeral home following the funeral service. Private burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To send a private online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Edwin T. Ayers.