Tommy was an honorable and intelligent man of his word, with a firm, hard shake. When he spoke, people listened because he demonstrated authority and knowledge.
He grew up in Bryan, Texas and attended Blinn College with a music scholarship. He was a student recruiter for the band and was the choreographer for the marching band. He was also a member of a band, The Impossibles.
He started his career as a construction superintendent, care giver, rancher, and cowboy. His father taught him and other workers about construction and he became the owner of his own construction company, T. Ayers Construction, later known as Builders ART.
Tommy met Lola at his cousin’s wedding; she was the sister of the bride. Over the years, they enjoyed Christmas Eve fish-fries, barbecuing for 20 or more people during the holidays, and trips to the coast – with or without the boat. They once attended a party in Cancun and while riding the Jet Ski, ran out of gas and drifted into a jungle until rescued. They were members of The 700 Club; their news told the truth.
He loved Texas, the country life, and animals. He always wore a baseball cap and if you ever saw the cap “hit the dust”, well, someone was doing something stupid or not listening to what they were supposed to do; it was like a coach arguing with an umpire.
Tommy was loveable and caring, a good listener, and believed that people should honor their word and slow down and enjoy nature and animals. He greatly honored the elderly; his hero was his grandfather.
He is now reunited in Heaven with his parents, Henry and Alberta Ayers.
Tommy leaves behind his wife, Lola Ayers; brother, Lawrence “Larry” Ayers; and his beloved animals, Missy the horse, Midnight the kitty, and over 30 donkeys.
The family wishes to acknowledge Jesus Christ for precious time together; family and Walmart family for their prayers and caring ways; Dr. Gabriel Neal for his caring ways and kind words of truth and inspiration; and St. Joseph Rehabilitation out-patient facility for helping Tommy to walk and function and keeping him motivated.