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First Baptist Church of Marion
Sunday October 9th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Memorial Service

First Baptist Church of Marion
Sunday October 9th, 2022

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Robert "Bob" Ayers

Mr. Robert (Bob) Ayers passed away Sunday, September 25th at the VA Hospice in Asheville, NC. 


Mr. Ayers was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina the son of the late John Calvin Ayers and the late Jessie Funderburk Ayers. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald Calvin Ayers. He was a graduate of Furman University. After graduation, he served as an active-duty officer and later a reserve officer in the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery. Following his active military service, he began a decades-long career as an executive in the textile industry, and thereafter took a position as a sales representative for Etta Packaging in Marion, NC. He was a long-standing deacon, choir member and member of the Journey Sunday school class, which he also taught at First Baptist Church in Marion. He was passionate about his family, the New York Yankees, the Furman Paladins and his beloved dog Bitzee.   


Services for Mr. Ayers will be a visitation from 2:00-3:00 PM, Sunday, October 9th followed immediately by a memorial service.  Both services will be held at First Baptist Church Marion, 99 North Main St. Marion, NC. Dr. Scott Hagaman and Rev. Matt Roberts officiating. 


He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Deborah Ayers of Marion, son Jim Ayers (Debbie) of Fairfax, VA; daughter Amy Clark (Ansel) of Marion, NC; son Jon Ayers (Catherine) of Cary, NC; and step-daughter Misty Hensley (Marcus) of Marion, NC; his 7 grandchildren Zack Ayers (Margaret) of Seymour, Indiana; Madeline Webb (Zach) of Richmond, VA; Sara Clark and Emily Clark of Raleigh, NC; Eliza Ayers and Evan Ayers of Cary, NC; and Tori Hensley of Marion, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to First Baptist Church of Marion Willing Workers Fund, or VA Hospice Center in Oteen, NC.

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So sorry for your Loss

Ellen Hobson Oct 25 2022 2:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Ayers

Sharon Silver Oct 18 2022 8:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Ayers

scott skains Oct 13 2022 9:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Ayers

Margot Withrow Oct 11 2022 12:28 AM

Dear Deb, it is unbelievable that you can live long enough to lose your Best friend. I loved you Bob Ayers. I will continue to love your family.

Richard Faulkner Oct 8 2022 6:37 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about Bob passing away. Please know if you need anything please do not hesitate to call on me. Sending love and prayers for you my dear friend!!!

Crystal Holmes Oct 3 2022 8:03 PM

Deb, so sorry to hear about Bob. My prayers are with you and your family.

Deanna Good Oct 2 2022 11:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Ayers

Deanna Good Oct 2 2022 11:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Ayers

Betty M Oct 1 2022 4:45 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a really nice man and we enjoyed getting to know him when we all attended the class at the Y. Praying for your family.

Melinda and Teddy Zullo Sep 30 2022 1:38 PM

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