Daniel Joseph Ayres

November 10, 2000 - September 18, 2022

Daniel Joseph Ayres, 21, of Beaumont, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022. He was born November 10, 2000, in Beaumont, to Allison Moreau Ayres and Scott Jason Ayres.

Daniel was an Eagle Scout in his fourth year studying Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University.  He was most passionate about God, hunting, his country, and having fun with his friends. He knew how to live life to its fullest and extracted every ounce of fun out of a moment. When he smiled, which was often, the joy he carried inside was evident.

His teenage years were filled with experiencing the outdoors, from catching perch out of a drainage ditch with friends to deer hunting with his grandfather to duck hunting with his best friend and his dad.  His scouting journey included experiences of sailing the Florida Keys, backpacking the mountains of northern New Mexico, and canoeing the rivers and lakes of southern Canada.

Daniel was serious about work.  He started mowing yards at an early age, added odd jobs here and there, and even tried his hand at building and maintaining a website he hoped would be profitable.  He had an admirable work ethic, and he would drop everything to help someone. From cleaning out houses after Hurricane Harvey to cutting bushes down for the neighbors to helping free a friend’s stuck vehicle from the mud, he would assist however he could.

Daniel loved music.  His playlists were heavily influenced by country music and Christian worship artists, but he recently “discovered” Elvis.  He began studying piano at an early age and later became proficient with the guitar.

Daniel accepted Jesus as his Savior and Lord at an early age.  He was part of Cathedral, now One City Church, for most of his life.  As he grew there, he was part of the youth worship team, the production team, and the building maintenance department.  In addition to the Bible, Daniel’s reading list included works by C.S. Lewis, Joyce Meyer, David Barton, and Phil Robertson, to name a few. He was never afraid to share his deep faith. His impact will be felt for years and he will be terribly missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his parents, Scott and Allison Ayres, of Beaumont; sister, Lauren Bergeron and her husband, Jeremiah, of Beaumont; grandparents, Marvin and Marilyn Ayres of Beaumont; K.P. and JoAnna Moreau of Lumberton; a host of other relatives, and friends without number.

A gathering of Daniel’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022, at One City Church, 2350 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to One City Church, 2350 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703 or Legacy Christian Academy, 8200 Hwy 105, Beaumont, Texas 77713.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

One City Church
  • 2350, Eastex Fwy, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • September 24, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Funeral Service

One City Church
  • 2350, Eastex Fwy, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • September 24, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (30)

    leanne stjohn says:

    “Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.” Sending much love and prayers.

    James and Leanne St John

    Deborah says:

    In honor of Daniel: “And I John saw the holy city new Jerusalem come down form God out of heaven, prepared as a bride trimmed for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them: and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be their God with them. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, neither crying, neither shall there be anymore pain: for the first things are passed.” Rev 21:2-4 Geneva 1599 To the lovely family: May His grace be sufficient as He guides you through this. With a broken heart for yours, love and prayers.

    Melanie Wallace says:

    Scott, Allison, and Lauren,
    My deepest condolences are with your family; and my prayers will not cease for you in the coming days. Although I have not seen Daniel since he was a little boy, I know he was a special young man. He sounds somewhat similar to our Caleb. After reading his obituary & what others have to say about Daniel, it’s proof he lived a life pleasing to the Lord & was an example to others in his short life. I know he will be missed beyond belief until you see him again one day.
    Love & prayers,

    Jack and Dixie Kethley says:

    Allison, Scott, Lauren…Joanna and KP…all other family members …
    We are very saddened and sorry for your loss of son, brother, grandson…As we read all the loving comments about Daniel we are amazed at all he had accomplished in his short life. He was certainly a remarkable and loving young man! May God’s love and peace be with each of you as you allow the wonderful memories of Daniel to keep his love alive in your life. Our love and prayers for you all… Your friends, Jack and Dixie

    Vivian Bagwell says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s peace that surpasses all understanding for you and all your family.

    Abby Hickerson Iles says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Sue Tidwell says:

    Sometimes there are no words.
    I pray that the good Lord cradles you in his arms as you face the morrows without your beloved son.

    Candise Hollis says:

    Marilyn – you and your family are in my prayers.

    Guy Crabtree says:

    Scott and Family,
    No words can express my deep sorrow for you and your family. I did not know Daniel but have heard nothing but great things about his character, faith, work ethic and love of family. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers continuously.

    Sarah+Harris+Guidry says:

    I am so sorry for you and your family. I cannot imagine what you are going through. Knowing you from our print shop days and the way you loved Jesus and shared His love with us tells me your Daniel is in heaven and is more alive than any of us here on earth. I am praying for you, Scott and Lauren.
    With much love,

    Allison says:

    I would love to reconnect with you ❤️

    Dr. Héctor A. Flores, Dean of Students says:

    On behalf of Lamar University Division of Student Engagement, I extend our heartfelt condolences to Daniel’s family and friends. Please accept our deepest sympathies as you mourn the loss of your loved one. We were all saddened to hear the news of Daniel’s passing.

    Liz Bearden says:

    I am sorry for your loss. May you find some comfort in knowing he is with the lord. Prayers for you and your family.

    Leanna Sheppard says:

    May God’s promises and your faith comfort you.

    Wendy Squires says:

    Our entire family sends their love and prayers to your family. We treasured having Daniel as a scout, classmate, and friend. Watching him grow into the wonderful young man that he became was truly a privilege. Our hearts are breaking for your loss. We love you guys.

    Laura Bellard says:

    Scott and family,
    I was so saddened to hear this news. My heart breaks for you all. Please know we are here for you. You will be continually in our prayers.
    The Bellards

    Don & Jennifer McCollough says:

    Daniel will always hold a special place in our hearts! We are so thankful to have been able to have a front row seat watching him grow from a fun, energetic, and adventurous little boy to such a fine, upstanding, responsible, compassionate, kind, loving, man of God. The world is a brighter place because the everlasting imprint that Daniel left on this earth. Heaven definitely received a one of a kind, genuine angel and I know Daniel is already hard at work doing whatever he can to help and serve just like he always did here on earth.

    Scott, Allison, and Lauren, we love you all so much and are praying God’s peace, strength, and comfort will sustain you.

    With our deepest sympathies and all our love,
    Don, Jennifer, Abbi, & Peyton McCollough

    Brian Craig says:

    On behalf of the Lamar University, College of Engineering, I extend our deepest sympathy to the family. We are so very sorry to hear of your immeasurable loss.
    Brian Craig
    Dean, College of Engineering

    Deidre Williams says:

    Scott and family, no words can comfort you at this time, however prayers for comfort will be answered. I will continue to pray for healing. My sincere condolences.

    Andrew & Renee Lee says:

    No words can fully express our sadness for your loss. The pain will lessen but your love for Daniel will not. Remember the good times and hold one another close.

    Dave & Lisa Collins says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. The Collins Family will continue to pray for you all.

    Anita and James Smith says:

    Our hearts are so sad.We love this wonderful young man; however, we know he is in the presence of his LORD and Savior , Jesus Christ.

    Heather Seamon says:

    We are sorry to hear of your immeasurable loss. There are no words. Know that the silence is carrying thoughts and prayers for your family.
    Love, Heather Seamon and Family

    Marc Shepherd says:

    We’re saddened to hear about his passing and will be asking God to provide you peace. Always remember you have many friends who are here for you.

    Parker Weinbaum says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up with Daniel in scouts through when he Eagled. He was a part of my childhood and I have fond memories of all the trips taken and experienced together. He lived a wonderful life surrounded friends who loved him and an even greater family. He was always a beacon of positivity and one of the most genuine people I have had the pleasure to know. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time off loss.

    Jill Gerlufsen says:

    I’m so very sorry about Daniel. He was such a wonderful young man! I enjoyed him so much as a little kindergartner. He was wide eyed, happy, and enjoyed learning. His smile was precious then and as a young man, so handsome. You all will be in my prayers.
    Jill Gerlufsen

    Barry Bryant says:

    We SO LOVED Daniel!!! He was such a wonderful young man!!! RIP buddy!!

    Bettye Phillips says:

    I extend my deepest sympathy to the family.
    I have fond memories of Daniel from his childhood.
    Sending love and prayers to you as you walk through these days..God loves you and will hold you close.
    Bettye Phillips

    Linda Davis says:

    Daniel was such a special young man. I remember when he was in 5th grade he would help me with the computers in their classroom. He was very kind and loving. My heart goes out to your family during this difficult time. You will continue to be in my prayers

    John and Misty Sudela says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. The entire family will be lifted up in prayers during this difficult time.
    Love, John Sudela Family

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