Gary Don Ayres, 46, of Ardmore, Okla. passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. He was born on October 23, 1974 in Ardmore to Gary Lynn Ayres and Letha Huffman Khaladj Straub.
Gary Don lived in Madill, Okla. until age 11 and then moved to Ardmore where he remained for the rest of his life. He graduated from Ardmore High School in 1992, where he had a love for sports and was on the football and wrestling team.
He married Kimberly Jones on September 12, 2003 in Ardmore. He became a Real Estate Associate with Remax Master As sociates and later became co-owner, along with his mother,
of Priority Real Estate. He also owned Priority Movers. Gary Don loved people, giving of himself, real estate, traveling, riding his Harley, and his black pick-up truck. He also loved fishing, going to the beach, great food, Route 66, and his dogs. His greatest love was his family and his grandson.
To summarize his life, He was a true friend, grandson, son, father, and a grandfather with a big heart. He was a selfless person who put everyone ahead of himself. It started at a very young age when he came home from school in the first grade with no shoes on. When his mother asked him what happened to your shoes? he replied, “I gave them to a boy in my class that needed them.” That continued throughout his entire life. He lived with a purpose…touching those around him. He will live on through everyone he touched.
He is survived by his wife Kimberly Jones of Ardmore, Okla., children; Harlee Sanchez and husband Sonny of Yukon, Okla., Shyann Ayres of Ardmore, Okla., Kyndal Jones of Ardmore, Okla., grandchild Andersyn James Sanchez, parents; Gary and Paula Ayres of Madill, Okla., Letha and Jay Straub of Denton, Texas, brother Justin Ayres of Madill, Okla., sisters; Ashley Allen of Madill, Okla., Shae Ochoa and husband Raul of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and extended family; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Visitation will be Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 12:00
Visitation will be Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Watts Funeral Home in Madill, Okla.
Funeral Service will be Monday, January 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the CrystalRock Cathedral, Ardmore, Okl.
Walt Spradling will officiate the service. Interment will be at the Woodberry-Forest Cemetery in Madill, Okla.
Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home in Madill, Okla. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Casket Bearers are Daniel Harris, Kevin Blout, Kenny Brooks, Sergio Banda, John Andrews, Randy Grissom, Kevan Spradling, Chris Sandvick and James Fore.
Honorary Bearers are Sam Huffman, Bruce Huffman, Masoud Khaladj and Tommy Gibbs.