Obituary – Claude Lee Ayers

Claude Lee Ayers

October 21, 1944 – January 4, 2021
Age: 76
Residence: Forsyth, MO
Formerly of: Cape Fiar, MO

Claude “Butch” Lee Ayers, age 76, of Forsyth, Missouri, passed away January 4, 2021. He entered this life on October 21, 1944 in Cape Fair, Missouri, the son of Herbert and Ruby (Hardin) Ayers. Butch was joined in marriage on January 12, 1962, to Patsy Morton. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Ted and Fred Ayers.

Butch was the owner of a heating and air company. He raised cattle and enjoyed time on his farm. Butch will be greatly missed and remembered for all time.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patsy Ayers of Forsyth, Missouri; son, Claude Ayers, Jr. of Forsyth, Missouri; daughter, Debra Gibbs of Forsyth, Missouri; two granddaughters: Madison (Cody) Taylor and Autumn Gibbs, both of Forsyth, Missouri; grandson, Derek (Melissa) Ayers of Branson, Missouri; and two grandsons: Zack and Kelton Moore, both of Hollister, Missouri. Butch is also survived by his brother, Rick Ayers of Green Forest, Arkansas; brother, Carlos (Marilyn) Ayers of Lampe, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later time. Butch will be inurned at the Eisenhower Cemetery in Spokane, Missouri. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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