Bloomington - David D. Ayers, of Bloomington, passed away at 4:12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
His Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Vale Church in Bloomington with Pastor Ted Max officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the church and from 10:30 a.m. till the time of service on Monday. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to offset medical expenses.
David was born in Bloomington on July 30, 1937, a son to Donald and Alfretta Hall Ayers. He married Jodelle (Jody) Hedlund on December 12, 1987 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Surviving is his wife, Jody Ayers of Bloomington; children, Celeste Ayers of Bloomington, Chris Ayers of Rockford, and Derek Ayers of Bloomington; brother, Ron Ayers of South Carolina; and loved by several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sharon Holderby.
David was a longtime member of Vale Church in Bloomington. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan with a degree in Music Theory & Composition, he toured the country with various music groups, managing and playing bass trombone.
He found the love of his life after waiting 48 years. Jody and David have ministered in many churches during their 32 years together.
David loved the Lord, was a devoted father, a selfless husband, and an extremely talented musician with a one-of-a-kind sense of humor. He loved his Chicago Bears and spent his free time composing music.
The family wishes to thank all those who showed support during his very short illness and is at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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