Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Gene C. Ayers

Gene C. Ayers, 84, of Champaign, passed away at 12:10 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Celebration of Life services will be Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Stratford ayersPark Bible Chapel, 2801 W. Kirby, Champaign. Pastor Ken Raymond and Pastor Jeremy Sander will officiate.

Entombment at Grandview Memorial Gardens will be private.

Gene was born November 20, 1929, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., the son of Harry and Lena (Colvin) Ayers. He married Juanita Morgan on June 1, 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita; and his children, Terry, Curtiss, Kevin, and Kim. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Gene is a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force. Gene was on staff at the Physiology Department of the U. of I., retiring after 30 years.

Gene attended Stratford Park Bible Chapel.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathleen, one grandson, Taylor, his parents, a brother, Bill, and a sister, Harriett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pregnancy Resource Center or Stratford Park Bible Chapel.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting with arrangements.

Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.