Lee J Ayres

Lee J Ayres
Lee J Ayres

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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8 Replies to “Lee J Ayres”

  1. What a beautiful service. Lee you will truly be missed and I will always cherish the memories I had with you and all of your family. Thank you, for always being such a wonderful man be at peace and spread your wings around all of us. My condolences to all of your family and friends you touch every heart that knew you. Love Theresa

  2. Ann, Rhonda and Raina you were blessed to have an amazing man for a husband and Father! I really liked him a lot he made me smile! Praying for Gods comfort for the whole family!
    Bill and Tracy Shepard

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss, I know that he will be missed but he will always be with you in your heart and all the sweet memories.

  4. Some day once again I’ll shake his hand and say “Hello my friend”. Keeping your family in my thought and prayers.

  5. Sorry to hear about Lee hadn’t see him in several years. I know he wiil be missed. Take care of yourselfs. I wlll donate $50.00 to the
    Alzheimer Foundation.

  6. Lee was always so kind and he loved to talk to me, I loved him a lot in these more than 9 years that I worked with them. I will always remember you Lee.

  7. Your dad was a sweet man and always welcome everyone into his home with open arms. I know he will be missed by his friends and family. May GOD bless him well in heaven!

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