Arthur Camden Haynes

9 diciembre , 19346 enero , 2021

Arthur Camden Haynes, age 86 of Stanleytown, Virginia passed away on January 6, 2021. Mr. Haynes was born on December 9, 1934 in Henry County to the late Ralph Camden Haynes and the late Gracie Morrison Haynes. He was also predeceased by his wife, Vera Lou Bolling Haynes and a brother, Leon William Haynes.

He was a 1954 graduate of Bassett High School. He served in the U.S. Army 1958-1959 as a Private First Class Specialist 4, Combat Engineers in Germany. He was employed for thirty three years in the Maintenance Department at Dupont.

A man of joy, it was a pleasure to hear his humorous Army stories and a joy to hear him talk about local, national and world history. He was a lifetime member of Fort Trial Baptist Church. He was Chairman of the Board at HJDB Event Center. He was a active member of Stanleytown Ruritan Club. He was a coach for the Henry County Little League Baseball and Parks and Rec Basketball. He was an Antiques Auctioneer. He was a phenomenal dancer with the Fairystone Cloggers.

The family is very thankful for his “ROOK” buddies who showed tremendous care for him. The Event Center holds a special place in his heart as this is where he spent his final years enjoying Rook, friendships, and delicious food. He also spent his high schools years there being the star athlete affectionately known as "Brains Haynes". He would help others even strangers who needed a few dollars.

Mr. Haynes is survived by his daughter, Heather H. Byrd and husband, Jerry, two grandsons; Camden Luke Byrd, William Tyler Byrd, one niece, Lucinda “Cindy” Haynes Miller, two nephews; Leon Ericson “Eric” Haynes and Justin Mark Haynes. Two great-nieces, Four great-nephews and one great-great nephew. Also, special caretakers; Becky Byrd and Jeff Kirk.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the Upward Basketball Program, c/o Fort Trial Baptist Church, 170 Oak Level Road, Stanleytown, Virginia 24168.

The family would also like for everyone to enjoy a cone of ice cream in memory of Arthur Haynes or provide a cone of ice cream for a child.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, 179 Sycamore Church Lane, Stuart, Virginia with Dr. Joey McNeill officiating.

A public viewing will be available on Monday, January 11 thru Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 9 am to 5:00 pm. daily. Due to Covid-19, mask and social distancing will be required.

Auf Wiedersehen Daddy, Grandpa, Uncle Arthur, Coach.

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Arthur Camden Haynes


Jimmie and Geneva Winn

16 enero , 2021

Arthur Haynes was a coach for our sons in Henry County Little League Baseball. He loved the game and coaching young boys and shared this with our sons. We are very grateful for the time and energy he gave to the young boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of this fine man.

Rick Wright

11 enero , 2021

Heather so sorry of hearing of your ,I still have those fond memories, of Arthur at those family reunions years ago,sending my deepest sympathies

Regina Craig

10 enero , 2021

As a Home Health nurse I visited Arthur's father, Ralph Haynes. This is how I first met Arthur. Both he and his dad were very sweet genuine southern gentlemen and I came to care a lot for them both. I know Arthur will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Teresa Lumpkin

9 enero , 2021

Heather I’m truly sorry for the loss of your Father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Teresa Lumpkin & Family

Carol Haydon

9 enero , 2021

Heather, I am so sorry to learn of your father's death. I first met your dad in early 1960's. We all shared so many vacations together. He was always a real personality. I am so sorry that after moving away we lost touch. But, please know he and your Mom were always in my heart. Wonderful people. May you find comfort in knowing he's in heaven now and we will all be together some day. God bless you.

Karen Hawks

8 enero , 2021

Dear Heather, Jerry and the boys , I am so sorry for your loss. Arthur was a true gentleman and the goodest guy! My prayers for you to have comfort in havi g this wonderful man as your Dad, Father-in-law and Grandpa in your lives that he is now in the Lords arms.