|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1927|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 2010|
Richard W. "Wedge" Ayers, 82, of Chuckey, formerly of Kingsport, passed away February 10, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family. R.W. was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church where he served as an usher. He was also a 50 year-member of the Masonic Lodge #688 of Kingsport.
Mr. Ayers attended Tusculum College and graduated from ETSU. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While in the Army, he won the U.S. Army Boxing Championship of the Alaskan Theatre. He also played professional baseball in Helena, Arkansas, and Kingsport. Mr. Ayers retired from Signal Knitting where he was Personnel Director.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Morgan and Elizabeth Gilmer Ayers; brothers, William, David, and Hugh Ayers; and sisters, Charlotte Powers and Gilmer Harton.
Burial will follow Oak Hill Memorial Park with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Posts #3/265. Pallbearers will be Brett Creasman, Dr. Eric Knoche, J.T. Little, Nick Harrison, Buck Mathes, and Kyle Huffman.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Pamela King Napier
Record added: Apr 12, 2010
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Added: May. 9, 2012
R.W. "Wedge" Ayers was a fine human being and the best neighbor one could ask for. He was always outgoing, personable and would give you the shirt off his back without hesitation. The world needs many more like him. He will truly be missed by all that ...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 22, 2010