MECHANICSBURG, Ohio — Dr. Austin T. Ayars, 34, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, died June 7, 2015.
He was born Oct. 27, 1980, in London, Ohio. He was a 1999 graduate of Fairbanks High School where he was salutatorian of his class. While there, he played football, was a member of the National Honor Society and FFA, receiving his All-American Farmer Degree.
He was a 10-year member of Champaign County 4-H and honored as the Ohio 4-H Boy of the Year. He was also a member of the national winning 4-H Dairy Judging team.
He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2003 with a degree in Animal Science, and from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
He married Adrienne (Davie) Ayars and the couple moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where Austin began his veterinary career at Herd Health Management and then later established his own business, Ayars Veterinary Service.
Austin is survived by his parents, John and Bonnie Ayars; his wife, Adrienne (Davie) Ayars and his children, Lane Wendell, 41⁄2, Layla Evelyn Ayars, 21⁄2, and a son on the way in July; brothers, Lucas and Eli Ayars, of Mechanicsburg; and grandmother, JoAnn Tuttle.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wendell B. Tuttle and Jack and Gladys Ayars, and an infant brother, Levi Ayars.
A gathering of family and friends was held from June 10 in the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, 23 S. Main St. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. June 11, in the church with the Rev. William Hlavin and the Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Security National Bank, 2 S. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio for the future education of his children and a possible scholarship/award in Austin’s memory.
Services are entrusted to Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, of Mechanicsburg. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
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