In Memory

Paul Ayers

Paul Ayers


Paul William Ayers, 79, of Carmel, passed away April 28, 2023. He was born January 12, 1944 in Frankfort, son of Roy Lloyd and Mary Teresa (Grace) Ayers.
Paul received his BS in Physical Education from Purdue University. He was a Real Estate Developer employed with Marks Companies for 40 years. Paul was a member of 3rd order of Carmelite; and other memberships included the Indiana Right to Life, Hamilton County Republican party, and the Carmel American Legion, Post #155.
Serving as a Corporal in the US Marine Corps, Paul was awarded the USMC Rifle Sharpshooter Badge and the Pistol Expert Badge while serving his country.
Paul was a devout Catholic and an active member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish for 48 years. During that time, he served on multiple boards for both Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and Parish. He coached Our Lady of Mt. Carmel track team and taught religious education for many years.
As an avid sports fan, Paul loved watching his children and later his grandchildren play in all athletics. He leaves the legacy of having been known as the most ethical and moral man. He was a loving husband to the late Cheryl Ayers for 50 years, and THE BEST FATHER to their 8 children. Not only was Paul a hero to his family, but he was also a pillar in his community as well. He was very generous with his time and talents. He looked forward to the times he could visit with his 5 siblings.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl L. Ayers; and brother, Lawrence (Larry) Ayers.
Survivors include his sons, Todd (Christi) Ayers, Anthony (Lauren) Ayers, and Christopher (Kristen) Ayers; daughters, Elly (Rene) Couto, Katherine (Martine) Cervenka, Emily Campbell, Sara Ayers, and Teresa Ayers; grandchildren, Liam and Reed Ayers, David, Collin, Adam, Patrick, Luke and Mary Ayers, Sloan and Fulton Ayers, Isabel, Anna and Alex Couto, Norah, Sylvia and Hana Cervenka, Maeve and Eily Campbell and Emily McCalligett; siblings, James (Dorothy) Ayers, Richard (Cyd) Ayers, Teresa Cronkhite and Margaret Lock.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, May 4, 2023 4-8 pm with the Rosary beginning at 3 pm in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:30 am Friday, May 5 in the church with one hour of visitation prior to service beginning at 10:30 am.
Burial will follow in Eagle Creek Cemetery.
In Memory of Paul, donations may be directed to the Merciful Help Center, 1045 W 146th Street Carmel, IN 46032 or Carmelites, 59 Allendale Road, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to care for Paul and serve the Ayers family.

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05/01/23 11:09 AM #1    

Walter Padgett

Paul was my best friend while we were in college, we shared an apartment for two years in Vincennes he was also my Best Man for my first mairrage, he tried to talk me out of it, but I didn't listen.  To hear of his passing breaks my heart, I owe everything to him for anything I accomplished later in this life.  He opened up my life, because of our friendship.  I know there is a heaven and PDUB is definetly home.  Thanks Paul say hi to Mary



05/01/23 06:08 PM #2    

Chuck (Charles) Harshman

Pdub as we all called him, was a good friend. Lots of great high school memories. We will miss you.

05/02/23 06:03 AM #3    

Mike Keller

RIP Marine, semper fi

05/03/23 10:31 AM #4    

Kathy Hodge (Mario)

Loved this guy and loved sparring with him.   We disagreed about tons of things but laughed about tons more.  Without meaning ANY disrespect, Paul would love getting a heavenly email from me saying, "Sorry I could not make it out from New York for your funeral.  I had an important NYS Democratic Committee meeting!"   I can hear him howling from above!   Yes, he will be so so so so missed.   Loved this guy.


05/04/23 01:47 PM #5    

David Dunkin

His life and how he lived it is just another example why he was so well respected. I believe our class produced a large number of graduates with whose lives are well lived. 



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