OBITUARY

Gene Lee Ayer

June 11, 1939October 4, 2020

Gene L. Ayer was born on June 11, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio to Glenn W. and Betty Ayer. He died peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on Sunday, October 4, 2020. He is survived by his step-son, Kevin (Selene) Watson and his five grandchildren. His siblings, Ronald (Kathy) Ayer, Jerry (Beverly) Ayer, Patricia Meyer, Robert Ayer, Sharon (Michael) Nagel, Sari Ayer and Russell Ayer. He is preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Dawn along with his daughters, Melanie and Kelly; two stepsons, Keenan and Keith Watson; siblings, Lou, Shirley, Gary, Garnett and Bill.

Gene was part owner of Ayer Brothers' Tree service and retired from Detroit Edison. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road in Highland. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:30am until the time of service at 1:00pm. Interment will immediately follow at Commerce Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions suggested to Compassus Hospice.

Gene was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Biography

Gene L. Ayer was born on June 11, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio to Glenn W. and Betty Ayer. He died peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on Sunday, October 4, 2020. He is survived by his step-son, Kevin (Selene) Watson and his five grandchildren. His siblings, Ronald (Kathy) Ayer, Jerry (Beverly) Ayer, Patricia Meyer, Robert Ayer, Sharon (Michael) Nagel, Sari Ayer and Russell Ayer. He is preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Dawn along with his daughters, Melanie and Kelly; two stepsons, Keenan and Keith Watson; siblings, Lou, Shirley, Gary, Garnett and Bill.

Gene was part owner of Ayer Brothers' Tree service and retired from Detroit Edison. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road in Highland. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:30am until the time of service at 1:00pm. Interment will immediately follow at Commerce Memorial Cemetery.

Gene was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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