Roy L. “Taxi” Ayers 97, of Frankfort, Indiana, died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2015 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Center. Born January 10, 1918 in Frankfort to the late Lloyd & Ruby (Reed) Ayers. His marriage for over 73 years was to Mary Teresa Grace on June 29, 1941 and she survives. Taxi was a 1935 graduate of Frankfort High School. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served from 1944-1946 in the Pacific. He retired from the Frankfort Fire Department in 1968 after working from 1947-1968. He later worked with grain dealers Mutual Insurance Company in Indianapolis. Taxi was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort as well as the Knights of Columbus. Taxi was very active with the Walter T. Cohee American Legion Post in Frankfort, where he helped organize the Veterans Day program and participated with the funeral honor guard for many years. He was an avid baseball fan and was past Indiana State Director of the American Legion baseball program.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 4-7:30 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home with a Rosary beginning at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 13th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 St. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frankfort Community Public Library Literacy Program or American Legion Honor Guard.
4 Sons: Roy Lawrence “Larry” (Jackie) Ayers of Frankfort, Paul (Cheryl) Ayers of Carmel, James (Dorothy) Ayers of Idaho, Richard (Cyd) Ayers of Jacksonville, FL, 2 Daughters: Teresa Cronkhite of Frankfort, Margaret (Curtis) Lock of Jefferson, 1 Sister: Carol Stringer of Frankfort, 3 Brothers: Kenneth (Nancy) Ayers of Union City, Robert Ayers of Indianapolis, Donald (Rosemary) Ayers of Victoria, TX, 22 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
a sister, Doris Ayers and 2 brothers, Paul and James Ayers.