Obituary for Louis Anthony Ayers

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Louis Anthony Ayers

February 2, 1950 - November 1, 2016

Louis Anthony Ayers died peacefully at home on November 1, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones. Lou was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 2, 1950. He was united in marriage to Sheila Victoria Mauk on August 23, 1967 and they were married 49 wonderful years. They had their only child, Tonia Michele Baker, on November 12, 1968. He proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was awarded a Purple Heart and an Achievement Medal for his meritorious service. One of his greatest joys was becoming a grandpa on December 3, 2002 to Grace Elizabeth Baker and April 1, 2004 to Jacob Nolan Baker. He professed his faith in Jesus and was baptized on June 4, 2016.

Lou enjoyed life to the fullest and had many adventures. Two of his greatest adventures included hiking 2,181 miles on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2011 and riding 4,995 miles on his bike from Virginia to Oregon in 2014. He loved to tell stories from his trips and had a deep passion for nature and adventure. In fact, he created a website journaling his adventure with words, pictures and videos. His trail name was Dreamwalker and you can find his adventures at

Lou will not only be remembered for his adventures but also for being loving, kind and generous. He loved life and was always willing to help others. He found great enjoyment in spending time with his grandchildren who he completely adored and often told stories about. He had a wonderful sense of humor and found joy in all situations.

He is survived by his loving wife Sheila, daughter Tonia, son-in-law Jeff, grandaughter Grace and grandson Jake. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He was loved immensely and will greatly be missed. Our hearts are broken, but we are grateful he is in our eternal home happy, healthy and whole blazing new trails and having more adventures with Jesus. We’ll see you again one day, Dreamwalker!

Services: Family will receive friends Sunday, November 6, 2016 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. St. Charles MO. 63303.

Funeral Service will be conducted on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. St. Charles MO. 63303.

Interment will follow at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis MO.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Larry Rice Foundation


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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Service Information

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Time: 10:00 am -

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery


2900 Sheridan Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125

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Born: February 2, 1950
Died: November 1, 2016

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Ronnie Ayers posted on11/7/16

May you now Rest in Peace. In our memories and hearts Always~ Love, Ronnie Ayers, Sr. Katina Ayers Ronnie Ayers, Jr. And all our Families.


Jessica RT posted on11/7/16

Sorry for your loss! Was a pleasure to take care of him!


norman wanda baker posted on11/7/16

may god be with all of you


Stephanie Clancy posted on11/7/16

Sheila and Tonia, I am so sorry that you lost Louis this week. I am one of the paramedics from the ambulance that brought Louis back home last week. I have been deeply touched by reading "Dreamwalkers" journal over the past week and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for sharing his website with me. He sounded like a wonderful, dedicated, loving man and I'm glad to have been able to serve him and your family in my small way. Just know that my heart is saddened for your loss and I will share his life and story with many people to keep his legacy alive. It is so obvious how much family meant to him in his writings. Your family is in my prayers as you walk the path of life without your Dreamwalker. God bless you all.


Walter Lembeck posted on11/7/16

I am so sorry for your loss, he was a very good person, and someone that i admired. My families prayers are with you.