Roy L. “Larry” Ayers, 75, of Frankfort passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Signature Health Care Parkwood in Lebanon, IN. He was born on May 4, 1942 in Frankfort, Indiana to Roy L. “Taxi” & Mary Teresa (Grace) Ayers. Larry married Jackie L. Stevens on June 23, 1962 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort and she survives.
Larry was a livestock buyer for Hoosier Stockyards in Frankfort. He was a 1960 graduate of Frankfort High School where he was a member of the Varsity Baseball and Football Teams. He attended Purdue University for 2 years. His memberships included St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Pork Producers. Larry was active as a baseball coach for many years with Frankfort Little League, Babe Ruth and American Legion Baseball. He was his Grandchildren’s number one fan and his happiness came from seeing the one’s he loved happy.
Survived By his Wife: Jackie Ayers of Frankfort; Daughter: Susan (Ed) McRoberts of Carmel; 2 Sons: Tim (Karen) Ayers of Cartersville, GA and James “Jay” (Cathy) Ayers of Frankfort; 3 Brothers: Paul (Cheryl) Ayers of Carmel, James (Dorothy) Ayers of Idaho, and Richard (Cyd) Ayers of Jacksonville, FL; 2 Sisters: Teresa Cronkhite of Frankfort and Margaret Lock of Jefferson; 10 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild and several nieces and nephews survive. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a Great Granddaughter: Avery Blaire Ayers and 2 Brothers in Law: Curtis Lock and Kim Cronkhite.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until Noon on Friday in St. Mary’s Gruber Hall. Burial will follow at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Clinton County YMCA. The Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com to share a memory or to order flowers for the family.