Robert F. Ayres, 67 years old, beloved father, son and friend was called to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 3, 2018. Bob entered the world on July 11, 1950 in Lamesa, TX to Art and Agnes Ayres. St. John's United Methodist Church will host a visitation on April 7, 2018 at 9AM followed by memorial service - conducted by Pastor Julia Pauc-Romero - at 11AM. He is survived by his wife Vanessa F. Ayres, his children Robert M. Ayres, Philip R. Ayres and wife Elsa, Ross M. Davis and wife Rebecca, Meghan D. Lawson and husband Andrew; his sister Ann Adcock; his seven grandchildren Emerson and Desmond Ayres, Reese, Riley, Renner, and Reagan Davis, and Ernest Lawson. Robert is preceded in death by his parents Art and Agnes Ayres and his daughter Carol Ayres. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be dedicated to St. John's United Methodist Church Trustees' Fund, 230 Renee Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Ascension Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook at www.ascensionfuneral.com.