Christopher Ryan Ayers

Born: Tue., Apr. 12, 1983
Died: Thu., Jun. 2, 2011


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 05, 2011
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Sun., Jun. 05, 2011
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

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Christopher Ryan Ayers, 28, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Shelby County.

Born April 12, 1983, in Homestead, Fla., he was the son of Dana Charles and Susan Rebecca (Perry) Ayers.

Survivors include his mother, Susan Ayers, of Greenfield; his father, Dana (wife, Catherine) Ayers of Shelbyville; sisters, Annie Ayers and Courtney Ayers, both of Shelbyville; brother, Spencer Ayers of Shelbyville; step-grandparents, Bill and Patricia Lumb of Florida, grandparents, James and Mary Jane Perry of Shelbyville; a niece; and two nephews, with another on the way.

Chris attended Shelbyville High School.

He was employed at Indiana Downs.

Chris loved to play the guitar, and his greatest enjoyment was music.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, with Robert Prather officiating.

Graveside rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christopher Ayers Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

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Cindy Ayers Shrader
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Christopher, my sweet nephew, aunt Cindy will always love you, and you will be in my heart forever. Wish I could get one of those big hugs and hear you say "I love you aunt Cindy" again. At least I can replay that in my memory. RIP my sweet nephew.

Ben Ross
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
R.I.P Chris!! May God be with you and your family in this time of need... Glory to God!!

Gerald McClure
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Dana, My thoughts and prayers are with you, I lost a son in 1988, I know what you are feeling

Jennifer (Titus) Wheeler
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Susan & Dana, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and help you heal.

Ashleigh Stadtmiller-Tillett
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Dana, I knew your song a long time ago. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Joseph R. Drinkut
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
I am so very sorry for your loss. Chris was always a good friend and he had a big heart. He was always there when you needed him. He is in God''s hands now and he will be watching over us. God bless you all.

   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
chirs thank u for the many memories we have thank u for being the best guy friend i could ever ask for thank u for always giving me a shoulder to cry on and thank u so much for listening to me wheni needed someone to talk to . I remember this time last year we were stocking food pantry shelves together and were talking on an everyday basis and we became best buds anytime i had lots on my mind and needed someone to talk to i would call u or come pick u up and take a drive so we both could talk about our problems and now it has come to this and its so hard to accept chris i will miss u may you rest in peace

Nathan Thomas
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
I met Chris when I was 16, now 25. He was always there for me like an older brother. I can''t thank him enough for all the times we had and introducing me to his mother and sister, whom I send my condolences to..I loved being around your son, he was one of a kind. Just this past January, he went out of his way to help me make a HUGE change in my life and without his support and friendship, I could have not done it without him..I will truly miss you homie. Annie, Susie and Dana..My prayers are with you and your families.. Much Love.

Donica Family
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Susie,Dana and Annie, We are so sorry for the loss of your son and brother. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you at this time of need. God Bless!

   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
Dana and Susie- no parent should ever experience this loss, my heart goes out to you. A gentle soul is lost to us, but God''s grace and love endures. May you find comfort in the prayers of family and friends.

Mr & Mrs Andrew W, Anderson
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
We are very sorry for your loss.

Jann Browne
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
Dana and family,
Again, Matt and I send our deepest condolences. Chris and I were friends on FB and he would drop me a line about music once in a while.
I found this quote on Chris''s fB older posts:
"I''m just a dreamer...a dreamer of better days. Maybe better will find me."
Better has found Chris with God. And in awhile, you''ll see him again. Until then, we wish you peace and a heart full of beautiful memories, my friend.
R.I.P. Chris. jann and matt

Bonnie (Barker) Stauch
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
I was so surprised and saddened to hear of your loss. I saw it on Facebook, and want to express my sympathy to you and the family. Time will help you heal, and Chris will always be in your heart. God Bless you all.

Jon Ayers
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
I love you my nephew. I will miss you. I remember when they called you "Huggie", seemed like you were always smiling. Wish I could have been around you more but I am thankful for the memories I have of you. Love forever, Uncle Jon

Chris and Seth Haehl, Nick Marlin
   Posted Sat June 04, 2011
There are so many memories of Chris being with my son, in our house, for many years. We will never forget him in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed and our hearts are saddened by his loss, which in turn is our loss as well. Dana, you and your family have our deepest condolences, and you are in our prayers. God Bless

Patty Simpson
   Posted Sun June 05, 2011
Last time I saw Chris he was braging how much Annies kids love him because
he was the best uncle. I am so sorry they will not know Chris all thier lives.
Chris will be remembered for his big heart and great sense of humor. I can only imagine the smiles when the angles saw
him coming home.

Soozie Cooley
   Posted Sun June 05, 2011
its so hard to bellieve this has happened to a dear friend! ill forever miss and love you!!! you were so kind and thoughtful and helpful and fun and sweet and funny!!! you and your family are in my prayers!!! i am so sorry for your loss Dana and Susan!!! I''m sorry i couldnt be there to pay my respects, i live 200 miles away, but tomorrow whie the funeral is taking place i am goin to MT. Baldy, the indiana Sand Dunes at Lake Michigan and am gonna let Rose petals go into the wind over the tree tops into the lake in memory of Chris!!! May you rest in peace!!!!

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