May 8, 1934 – August 7, 2018
Ed Hayes, 84 of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on August 7, 2018. He was born on May 8, 1934 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Lizzie Mae (Berry) and Eulis Hayes.
He was the oldest of eight children and is survived by three sisters and two brothers. He retired after 34 years with The United States Postal Service, and served four years in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist church.
He enjoyed sports and especially the Tennessee Vols, and was an avid baseball player including the Huntsville Senior League. His most favorite thing in life was spending time and traveling the world with his “little buddy”, Liz.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years Elizabeth, “Liz”. He is survived by his four children, Jeanie Hayes Buffaloe, Eddie Hayes (Darlene), Lisa Hayes Ikard, Lauren Hayes (Charlie); and two step children, Regina Free (Bill) and Jackie Osborn (Charlie); six grandchildren, Sarah, Candace, Tristian, Donald, Kati, and Jared.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 3 PM at Valhalla Funeral Home in Huntsville, AL. Burial will follow at Faith Memorial Park, Madison, AL. The family will greet friends at Valhalla Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
The family would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to Huntsville Hospital and its staff for the Oncology Dept., and NICU staff for their wonderful love and care. Special thanks to Dr. Philip Roth Jr, a lifelong family doctor and friend.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
- Elizabeth "Liz", Loving and Devoted Wife of 21 years
- Jeanie Hayes Buffaloe, Daughter
- Eddie (Darlene) Hayes Jr., Son
- Lisa Hayes Ikard, Daughter
- Lauren (Charlie) Hayes, Daughter
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Lizzie Mae (Berry) and Eulis Hayes and two siblings.
He also leaves to cherish his memory two stepchildren, Regina (Bill) Free and Jackie (Charlie) Osborn; six grandchildren, Sarah, Candance, Tristian, Donald, Kati and Jared; three sisters; and two brothers.
- Mr. Charlie Osborn, Active Bearer
- Mr. Jared Osborn, Active Bearer
- Mr. Bill Mixon, Active Bearer
- Mr. Charlie Hyden, Active Bearer
- Mr. Tristian Ikard, Active Bearer
- Mr. Donald Free, Active Bearer
- American Heart Association
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
- Celebration of Life Friday, August 10, 2018
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August 9, 2018
Eddie and Darlene so sorry, praying for safe travel and comfort.
When I met your dad in May of 1979 seeking a transfer to Alabama never in my wildest of dreams could I have know one day I would work with his son. It seems like yesterday we were playing pick up basketball and city league softball. It's been a "Good One"
Be safe Jose and Sandy Barrera