Jack Edwin Ayers
Jack Edwin Ayers Jr., 79, of Uvalde died on Oct. 3, 2019, in Uvalde.
He was born on July 18, 1940, in Asherton, to Dovie (Selby) and Jack Edwin Ayers Sr.
He married Shirley Margaret Smith on Nov. 25, 1987, in Eagle Pass.
Ayers served in the U.S. Army National Guard for two years and worked most of his life in the oil field. He started his own oil company in 1990. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Uvalde.
According to the family, Ayers loved to tinker with his 1920 Model T Ford; it was his pride and joy. They described him as an outdoors man who loved to hunt, fish and bring home lost puppies he later blamed his wife for keeping. No flea market nor garage sale was safe from him, and he enjoyed talking and visiting with the vendors.
The family said Ayers enjoyed making people laugh but above all was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather
He is survived by his wife of 31 years of Uvalde; three sons, Jeff Ayers and wife, Becky, of Del Rio, Darryl Shuler and wife, Elena, of Marshal, and Erickson B. Shuler and wife, Krista, of San Antonio; brother, Conroy Ayers and wife, Norene, of Midland; seven grandchildren, Karen Vasquez and husband, Arturo, Holly Gardner and husband, Cody, Stephanie Ayers, Jennifer Perez and husband, Roberto, Westly Lenertz, Simon Shuler, and Erickson H. Shuler; 10 great-grandchildren, Taylor Ahoyt, Tanner Ahoyt, Damian Vasquez, Rene Vasquez, Jared Gardner, Gage Gardner, Tate Gardner, Robert Perez, Max Perez and Louis Perez.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bobby Wayne Ayers; and first wife, Vivian Mae Ayers.
A visitation was held Friday at 5 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A funeral service was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, followed by interment at Edgewood Cemetery in Crystal City.
Pallbearers were Jeff Ayers, Darryl Shuler, Erickson B. Shuler, Westley Lenertz, Taylor Ahoyt and Tanner Ahoyt.
Memorial donations may be made to Uvalde Memorial Hospital Hospice: Uvalde Hospice Foundation, 1038 Garner Field Road, Uvalde, TX 78801; and The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or http://donate3.cancer.org.