Tony Ray Ayers, 66, beloved husband of 33 years to Anne Ayers, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Born in Marion, NC, he was the son of the late Bobby and Nellie Robinson Ayers.
Tony was a member of Forestville Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. As a devout Christian, he sang in numerous Gospel groups and always shared the love of Christ with others. Racing was a favorite pastime as he raced at Asheville Motor Speedway and occasionally at Greenville Pickens Speedway. He worked at Ryder as a tire technician and retired after 36 years. He was a loving “Papa” as his grandchildren called him, and a caring and wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend.
In addition to his wife, Anne, he is survived by daughter, Kristen Ayers; son, Timothy Ayers; grandsons, Brendan Ayers, and Khalil Ayers; sister, Angela (Jeff) Carter; brother, Larry (Tracey) Ayers; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Forestville Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forestville Baptist Church, 2 Old Mcelhaney Rd., Greenville, SC 29617.
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