Mr. Robert Wayne Ayer, age 69, of Rome, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, in a local hospital.

                Mr. Ayer was born in Rome, GA on December 13, 1948, son of the late Donald Ernest Ayer and the late Irma Jean Webb Ayer.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War.  An electrician, Mr. Ayer had been employed for a number of years with Celanese and with J. O. Kendrick Construction Company.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #5 in Rome and was of the Baptist faith.

                Survivors include 2 sons, Phil Ayer (Holly), Rome, and Marty Ayer (Shelly), Calhoun; 3 grandchildren, Tyler Ayer, Calhoun, Jacob Ayer (Alesha), Rome, and Jesse Ayer, Rome; a brother, Michael Ayer, Plainville; a sister, Patricia Evans; nieces and nephews.

                The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Wednesday from 5 until 7pm.  Following the visitation, Mr. Ayer will be cremated.

                Private inurnment services will follow later in Georgia National Cemetery with full military rites presented by the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.