Joseph P. Ayres

December 24, 2013

Joseph P. Ayres 89, Frankfort, died December 24, 2013 at his home, born September 1, 1924 in Frankfort, IN to the late George & Lucille (Davis) Ayres. He married Georgia Ann Rogers on June 4, 1950 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on November 15, 2012. Mr. Ayres was a graduate of Frankfort High School. He worked for Nickel Plate Railroad for 15 years, then at Chrysler in Kokomo. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Philippines from October 1944- November 1946. Joseph was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion and a life member of the VFW and was active in the American Legion/VFW honor guard detail. He enjoyed fishing in Canada, moose hunting, was an avid fan of all sports and was known for saying “Not Today Charlie Brown”.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

Survived by:

4 Daughters: Susan E. Ayres of Frankfort, Sandra K. Stingley of Frankfort, Jayne A. (Richard) Kuhns of Frankfort, Janet L. (Paul) Ottinger of North Carolina, 1 Son: Rickie L. Ayres of Bunker Hill, 7 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Ayres, sister, Virginia Irwin and 2 sons, Bruce William and Joseph P. Ayres, Jr.


2 Condolences for “Joseph P. Ayres”

  1. Paul & Paula Riley December 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ayres family. We have many fond memories of Joe. May the love of your family and friends help you in this difficult time.

  2. Garry and Brenda Fisher December 28, 2013 at 6:13 am

    We are very sorry to hear about your dad, but you know he is with your mother now. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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