Sam Ayre, 48 of Bridge City passed away Monday, July 4, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the church under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.

Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on Aug. 21, 1962, Sam was the son of Thomas Ayre, III and Marilyn (Skellion) Ayre.

He worked for Time Warner for 18 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. He enjoyed hunting and coaching softball. Sam was a loving father with a great sense of humor.

Preceded in death by his father, Thomas Ayre, III, Sam is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kay Ayre; mother, Marilyn Ayre; daughters, Allison Kay Ayre of Nederland, and Samantha “Sam” Ayre of Bridge City; sister, Deb Ayre; brother, Tom Ayre; sister, Cindy Halloran; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Bridge City, 200 West Round Bunch Road, Bridge City, TX 77611-2599 in Sam Ayre’s name.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Chris Sheaver, Greg Perry, Bruce Brown, Clint Morris, Tom Ayre and Sean Halloran.