Harold 'Bill' Ayler, 69, was US Army veteran
Harold William "Bill" Ayler, 69, of Madison died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:54 p.m. at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Bro. George Severn officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday form 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion will conduct a flag presentation at the graveside. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Mr. Ayler, a U.S. Army veteran, attended school in Jefferson County. He worked at Ritter's Lanes in Madison and retired from Reliance Electric in 2007. Mr. Ayler was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and Manville Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and IU basketball.
Born January 6, 1944 in Madison, Mr. Ayler was the son of Earl and Norma Jean Adams Ayler. He married Wanda Ruth Copeland on January 1, 1967 and she survives.
Other survivors include his mother; daughters, Deanna Schafer of Madison and Billie Jean "B.J." (Brent) Smith of Hanover; sons, Steve (Jannette) Ayler of Deputy and Lewis (Kim) and James (April) Ayler, all of Madison; brothers, Fred (Sondra) and Joe Dale (Pondra) Ayler, all of Manville, George (Debbie) Ayler of Madison; sisters, Madeline (Jim) Richardville of China, Diana (Dave) Smith and Alice (Mike) Cyrus, all of Madison; grandchildren, Daphne, Leslie, Kelsey, Kim, Katie, Jess, Kennedy, Steven, Emily, Courtney, Grayson, Colten, Aden, Tyler and Kyra and great-grandchildren, Kory, Kylie, Bentley, Aniston and Bryson.
Mr. Ayler was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.