Lynn Edwin Hayes

4 April, 194110 October, 2021
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Lynn Edwin Hayes, age 80, passed on Sunday morning, October 10, 2021, while in the hospital for observation. Lynn slipped peacefully into heaven with his daughter, Laurell Hayes, at his side along with her cousin, Gwen Aldridge.

Lynn was the youngest son born on April 4, 1941 in Bradford, Arkansas to Oscar and Jewel Hayes. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carolyn Skidmore Hayes, in September 2018. His parents and several siblings preceded him in death, brothers Dora Lee Hayes, Jim Hayes and his only sister, Wanda Hayes Davis.

Don P. Hayes, an older brother, is his only surviving sibling. Lynn is also survived by four sisters-in-law, Louise Hayes, JoAnn Skidmore, Barbara Skidmore Tolarski and Wanda Skidmore Benge and her husband, Ron. There's many nieces and nephews, who will miss Uncle Lynn, his humor and his constant pranks.

Reading was Lynn's passion and he read 50 or more books each year. He shared funny emails with his family and friends on a daily basis. And, he was also an avid gardener of beautiful flowers.

Lynn was a proud American and Texan. He served his country in the 1960s with the US Army. He spent his entire adult life in Houston, Texas, the city where he worked and loved its restaurants.

Insurance sales was Lynn's career and he owned an agency into his retirement years. He won multiple top sales awards and trips to Puerto Rico, Hawaii and elsewhere over his long and successful career.

Funeral services to be held at Brookside Funeral Home - Champions, 3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston Texas 77068, (281) 397-0800 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 10:30 am. Lynn will be laid to rest next to his wife,, Carolyn, at Klein Memorial Park Cemetery, 9714 FM 2920, Tomball, Texas 77375, directly after funeral services.

Their beautiful and beloved daughter, Laurell Hayes, will keep both parents in her heart forever and ever.


  • John Tolarski, Pallbearer
  • Joseph Tolarski, Pallbearer
  • Vance Skidmore, Pallbearer
  • Sean Denson, Pallbearer
  • Ron Benge, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Burt Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Hayes, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Saturday, 30 October , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 30 October , 2021


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Christy Waldrop

22 October 2021

God has taken his son home to heaven to be with him and Carolyn. He was such a special person in my life. I will miss his stories, and his humorous jokes . I could call him anytime and he was always there. He is truly missed by so many. My prayers go out to all of his family. He was like a dad to me. Love to all the family.❤️

larry hayes

21 October 2021

Lynn always brought humor to our family gatherings. We will miss him dearly, and keep him in are hearts forever. One of the gatherings, the brothers, Lynn, Dorr, Jim, Don, all got squirtguns rapped in christmas paper. Everybodys squirtgun had water in it except Jim. He was standing at the sink frantically trying to fill his gun, while getting soaked by the rest of the boys. I have a feeling that was Lynns idea. Even though they are not physically with us anymore, There presence will always be felt. Love Louise and Larry Hayes

Steve Hayes

20 October 2021

Uncle Lynn was very caring. I remember when I was a kid he brought a puppy over. The puppy was in bad health. He drove from Dewalt to Houston at night to give me the puppy. If I ever needed anything he would be there to help me. He will always be in my heart. I will miss him dearly. The world will not be a better place without him. I will see you again one day.
Love your nephew
Steve Hayes.

Alison Watkins

19 October 2021

I've known Lynn for over 40 years since Laurell and I met in middle school and became lifelong friends. I have wonderful memories of Lynn and will miss him, his kindness, and his humor and wit. I enjoyed our conversations and appreciate his advice over the years. One memory that still brings a smile to my face was when Lynn, being the prankster that he was, decided to put a biscuit in my purse while I was visiting their home. It wasn't until later that evening while on a date that I opened my purse to find the biscuit. It was quite the surprise and still funny today. I can still remember his laughter about his prank.

Wanda Benge

18 October 2021

Lynn was a prankster for his entire life. He was always laughing, telling jokes or pulling a prank on you. I met Lynn at age 10 and knew him before he became my brother-in-law. I will miss him and his daily emails and phone calls. He was more like a big brother to me and I will miss him always. May you rest in peace. I know you have found Carolyn by now and glad to be with her again. Keep the light on for the rest of us and we will see you again on the other side.

Deborah stasney

17 October 2021


They say that a father's guiding hand always sits on the shoulder of his child. Your dad, was so kind and extremely witty. I will truly miss our lunches together. Lynn always knew how to put a smile on everyone's face. He could definitely lighten the mood with a good joke. We extend our deepest sympathy for you.

Debbie Stasney and Jeanette Davis

Ronald Benge

17 October 2021

Lynn was a good man. He was funny, serious and engaged in life. One of my best memories of him is when his family and mine toured CA in 1976. We were in 2 vehicles, and I was riding "shotgun" in his truck. At a restaurant on PCH, he sped right up to the edge of the parking lot before hitting brakes. We were on gravel, and the truck almost went over the guardrail and plunged into the Pacific Ocean 400' below. My life flashed before my eyes and I think Lynn's did too but he wouldn't admit it. He was laughing very nervously. I did not ride with him the rest of the trip.