SPARTA- Joseph "Joe" Ayrey went home to the Lord on Thursday March 21, 2013. Joe was born in Meridian, Mississippi and was a lifelong resident of Sparta, NJ. He attended Sparta Elementary and High School, graduating in 2011. He was a member of the Sparta HS Football Team, as well as a Life Scout with Troop 95 Boy Scouts of America. Joe was a congregant of First Presbyterian Church of Sparta and a member of its youth group. He is survived by his parents; Alan and Denise (Blaicher) Ayrey of Sparta, Paternal Grandmother; Concetta "Tina" Ayrey, Maternal Grandparents; Herbert and Lorraine Blaicher, and several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. Family and friends are invited Monday 1-3 pm and 7-9 pm to First Presbyterian Church of Sparta. An 11 am funeral service will be held Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions in Joe's name are being accepted to: Today's Choice 100B Main Street PO Box 873 Newton, NJ 07860.