Charles Robert Hays Sr.

March 23, 1948November 30, 2011

Bishop Charles R. Hays Sr., age 63 of Albion passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at his residence. He was born in 1948 to William and Draxie Hays in Dover, Delaware. In 1979 he married Netta Stevens who survives.

Charles was the Pastor of The Church of Jesus Christ for 11 years where he held the position of Bishop. He served his country in the Navy during the Viet Nam Era. He had also worked with Law Enforcement, Private Investigator, Construction, Door to Door Milk & Bread salesman, Brooks Foundry, Saw Mill worker, Evangelist-Bishop-Pastor-State Bishop and Grandpa Hays in Foster Grandparent Program thru the Albion Schools. Charles is survived by:

Wife- Netta Hays of Albion Daughters- Heidi L. (Trevor) Goodhope of London, Ont. Melissa McShann of Kalamazoo Sons- Charles R. Hays Jr. (Fiancé Mary Eddy) of Albion Richard A. (Tammie) Hays of Albion Jason D. (Jen) Hays of Portage Mathew M. Hays of Albion Jesse D. Hays of Jackson Christopher B. (Brandy) Hays of Jackson William A. (Stacia) Hays of Sumter, SC (26) Grandchildren (3) Great Grandchildren Sister- Janet (Harry) Wilson of Kentucky Half-Brother- William (Sandy) Hays of Pennsylvania He was preceded in death by his parents and twin sister Joyce Fay Killen

Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Monday, December 5, 2011 at 11:00A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor William Pogue officiating. Burial will be at Albion Memory Gardens, Albion, Michigan.

Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: To the Family is available at the funeral home.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 5, 2011

Charles Robert Hays Sr.

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Kathy Johnson

December 5, 2011

My thoughts and prayers to the Hays family. I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend

Walter Leslie

December 4, 2011

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

glenda wilson

December 3, 2011

Grandpa Hays you will be missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family.

Glenda Wilson

Debbie & John Horsley

December 2, 2011

Charlie will be missed by all who knew him! We will miss him at the auction!