He was born in Robeson County on January 31, 1944 to the late Albert and Veda Britt Hayes. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Vernell and Jessie. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the County of Hoke.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Nixon Hayes of Raeford; his sons, Heath M. Hayes of Raeford, and Garrett J. Hayes of Fayetteville; and his grandchildren, Greyson Hayes and Hayden Hayes.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crumpler Funeral Home Chapel with David Shirley officiating. Inurnment will be in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com