Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34Th Street, Houston, TX


Alton Gaylon Hayes

October 4, 1947September 4, 2019

Alton Gaylon Hayes, age 71, of Houston, Texas, took his journey Home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2019. He was born October 4, 1947 in Cameron, Texas. He loved the Lord, his family, and his neighbor.

Gaylon (known to most as Al) grew up and attended school in the Heights. Following High School, he joined the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged and began his working career in Houston. He was self-employed for many years and gave the petroleum industry, as well as the City of Houston, many years of service.

Gaylon was a dreamer of ideas and he brought many of those ideas to life by hard work, persistence, and did not understand the word “no.” He enjoyed drawing and design, fishing, flying airplanes, and working with his hands. He spent many of his working days alongside his brother, Delamon. Two brothers with an inseparable bond that has never been broken; a true testament to “family and brotherly love.” His last days were spent in the care, love, and home of his brother and sister-in-law Del and Denise Hayes. Having him home with family and friends was important to all.

Gaylon was preceded in death by his parents Delamon Moody and Eloise Frisbee Hayes. He is survived by Alton Gaylon Hayes, Jr. and wife, Robin; Paula Renee Wisdom and husband, Chad; James Matthew Hayes and wife, Lindsey. He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Bryan Taylor Willis, Clay Kenton Hayes, Emily Susan Wisdom, Ella Beth Wisdom, Madison Rose Hayes, and Nathan Cooper Hayes; one great grandchild, Kaleb Taylor Willis; five step-grandchildren: Claire Ellen Bivins, Randy Allen Birdwell and wife, Jesse, Riley Clayton Birdwell, Colbie Raye Bellah, and Wyatt Michael Vohsen; and one step-great grandchild, Sutton Thomas Bivins.

Gaylon is also survived by his brother, Delamon Moody Hayes. III and wife, Denise; a niece, Toni Hayes Crowder; a grandnephew, Caleb Paul Crowder; and grandniece, Madison Marie Crowder. He leaves behind the undying love of his life, Melissa Stephens.

We would like to thank all of those who gave their time and care to see our father, grandfather, brother, and this man whom we loved through the last days of his life on earth.

Gaylon will be inurned at the Houston National Cemetery located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77038, on October 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.


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Ms Ivory Randall

September 14, 2019

I am a former co-worker of both Alton Hayes and Melissa Stephens. However, my memories of Al, as we called him at work, goes back to my teen years. We lived in the Independence Heights in Studewood and Al's dad owned ART'S Cleaners on Yale St. I would go there to pick up my dad's laundry on Saturday mornings and see Al and his brother Dell in the back working (playing). Then some thirty years later I meet them at a bank where I started working with Melissa. We all became great friends. Even though we no longer work together, I still correspond with Melissa and would ask about Al each time we spoke. I am saddened by his death. He was a good, kind and friendly man. My sincere sympathies to all his family. May God give you His comfort to help in your time of sorrow.