Donald Ayres, age 76, of Somerset, KY., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Donald was born on May 12, 1941 in Dayton, OH., to the late Paul and Margaret Hoover Ayres. He was an E6 in the United States Air Force for twenty one years, a letter carrier for 33 years with the United States Postal Service, and attended Lakeside Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Coots Ayres, of whom he was married to for 53 years,  two sons, Donald Lee (Janice) of Denver, Co; and Jimmy (Paula) Ayres of Brookville, OH; and two daughters, Tammy (Darryle) Short of Somerville, OH; and Michelle Miller (Scott Robinson) of Columbus, OH; twelve grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Baumbach, and an infant brother, Paul Ayres.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. His funeral service will follow on Wednesday at 1:00pm with Pastor Josh McKibben officiating. Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Donald Ayres.