Lee J Ayres, 75, of Amarillo, TX passed away August 17, 2020.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Lee J Ayres was born February 14, 1945, in Shattuck, OK to Elmer and Ada Ayres. Lee J attended Vega High School and graduated in 1963. He attended Lubbock Christian College later that same year and met his future wife, Ann wright in 1965. He later served his country by joining the Air Force in 1966, where he worked on T37’s. During his time with the Air Force, Lee Ayres married Ann Wright in July of 1967. Lee and Ann later had 2 daughters. Rhonda Ann Ayres and Raina Lee Ayres. They later moved to East Tx where Lee worked at Lone Star Steel. Lee and Ann moved to Amarillo in 1979 where they still live in the same house in Rolling Hills.
Lee worked as a long-haul trucker for over 25 years and ended his driving career working for Railcrew Express as a transport driver, which he loved very much.
Lee J is preceded in death by his father, Elmer Ayres, and his mother, Ada Ayres.
Lee is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann Ayres, his brother, Bob Ayres and his wife, Jan Ayres, his 2 daughters, Rhonda Ayres Ridley and her husband Kurt Ridley and Raina Lee Ayres and her wife Star Ayres.
Lee was blessed with 5 wonderful grandkids, Holly Statham and her husband Jay Statham, Presley Ridley, Bryson Phelps, Allie Ridley and Hannah Ridley. He had one grand dog, Hendrix aka Heni, multiple paw babies, but loved Chenoa the most.
Lee J loved the road and all the adventures it attributed him. He loved old western movies and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He loved his family and loved catching up with his old friends. He loved swimming in their pool and really loved ice cream. Lee also loved music; Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin and anything from the 60’s and 70’s.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, August 21, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.
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