OBITUARY

Caldwell L Haynes

June 12, 1941January 14, 2014

Caldwell Leyden Haynes “Hank”, 72, went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2014. His wife Billie of 45 years was by his side until the very end. Hank was born and raised in Jacksonville and has two sisters, Jayne Haynes and Margo Bliss. After spending his grade school years at Ortega Elementary, Hank attended The Bolles School and then transferred to Lee High School, where he served as the Senior Class Vice President. Upon graduating from Lee in 1959, Hank went on to The University of the South - Sewanee, majoring in Business and Economics. Hank found his passion in wrestling there and became the Southeastern Conference Wrestling Champion. He was recently inducted into the University’s prestigious Athletic Hall of Fame. Hank loved his country and upon graduating from Sewanee, proudly served in the United States Navy. He attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an ensign in 1964. He served three years on a destroyer, deploying to the Western Pacific during the Vietnam War. He retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in 1967. After his military service, Hank went into the family insurance business. He was President of Haynes, Peters, and Bond Company, founded by his great-grandfather in 1877, making it the oldest insurance agency in Florida. For the past 45 years, Hank dedicated himself to the Jacksonville community. He is Past Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House, Past Chairman of Daniel, and Past President of The Meninak Club of Jacksonville. He was the Chairman of St. Vincent’s Foundation’s Riverside Ambassadors Board and served on various hospital committees. In 1993, he was Chairman of The Players Championship golf tournament. Hank’s church, St. Mark’s Episcopal, was a huge part of his life, and he served as the Church’s Senior Warden on numerous occasions and Member of the Vestry. Hank is survived by his wife Billie Kirby Haynes and his daughters Leyden Haynes Hane (John Hane) and Lauren “Zoie” Haynes Morales (Michael Morales) as well as five grandchildren: John Caldwell Hane, Frances Cauthen Hane, William Leyden Morales, Sarah Lane Morales and Chandler Zhi Di Morales. Hank will be remembered for his sense of humor, big heart, generosity, and tireless community service. He truly was a friend to everyone. Funeral services will be held on January 17, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his grandson’s school, Harvest Community School (2360 St. John’s Bluff Road South #1, Jacksonville, FL 32246). Arrangements entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Chapel 729 South Edgewood Ave Jacksonville Florida 32205.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, January 17, 2014
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Jackie and Jake Wheeler

March 6, 2014

I was so sad today to hear that my special friend had passed. Hank always had a smile and a hug for me whenever he'd come to the shop to see us. He will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. May he rest in peace and forever be in our hearts.

Tom McCullough

February 5, 2014

Billie, I am so sorry to find out we lost Hank. I finally got in touch with Claudette. It hurt me deeply that I didn't find out in time to attend the funeral. Hank was special to me as he was to so many. A truly wonderful man, my words seem so shallow to express my feelings. I can say it was a honor for him to call me his friend. Tonia and I will pray for God to hold you and your family close and give you peace that passes all understanding.

Kay Casey Lynch

January 30, 2014

Dear Billie and family,
I was so distressed to read about Hank. I didn't realize he was sick. About 2 or so months ago, Hank called me for Mike Carter's phone number. He was going fishing and was going to be near where Mike lives. He sounded wonderful. I am sure you have heard all the accolades, but he was very special. My love and prayers go out to you and the girls and their families during this time of great loss.

January 27, 2014

Blessed and honored to call Hank our friend.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shirkey

Deanna Haynes

January 24, 2014

Rip uncle Hank U will be missed!!!!

Virginia Haynes

January 24, 2014

So sorry for the loss of a wonderful friend. He and Larry always said they were brothers.

TALMAGE & JERI LEE

January 24, 2014

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

George Bush

January 24, 2014

I have known Hank as a friend and competitor for over 30 years. I can say he was a fair and just man in all his professional dealings. I am very sorry to hear of his passings and can only offer my condolences. I always enjoyed his company and wonderful smile. Hank will be missed by all who knew him.

Fr. Clay Knowles

January 23, 2014

To Billie and all Hank's family, my sincere condolences on what I realise is a grievous loss. My enduring image of Hank from Lee High School, is that smile of his, so quick to appear upon meeting, radiating such warmth, and a rare degree of direct and personal engagement with one. A few years ago we happened to meet in Jacksonville - probably the first time in 45 years - and he was still as I remembered - a very fine and good and admirable man. I had been praying for him since I learned of his illness, and I offered Mass for him on Sunday 19th January at Christ Church, Sayers Common. May he rest in peace. Be sure, too, of my prayers for you all in your bereavement.

Frank Brubaker

January 22, 2014

Dear Haynes family, Hank and I were classmates in the class of 1959 at Lee High School. His presence and wonderful personality helped make our class a rememberance of good times, and lasting memories. May God's grace through our Savior Jesus Christ comfort and sustain you through this time of grief.