Ira E. Hayes Sr.

April 3, 1944January 20, 2014

Ira Edward Hayes Sr., age 69, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents; Ira Delphord and Marion Deloris Hayes and his twin brother, Delphord A. Hayes. Ira is survived by his1st wife, Joyce Hutcherson; 2nd wife, Maria Hayes; children Ira Hayes Jr., Francesco (Monique) Hayes, Jennifer Marie (Rocky) Stump; brothers, Earl (Kukhwa) Hayes, Timothy Hayes and Roy (Mary) Hayes; and 5 grandchildren, Frankie Jr., David, Max Ira, Alex and Jocelyn. Ira also leaves behind his companion, Joyce Pogue and her children Ida M. (Kevin) Slaughter and William Altice.

Born in Washington DC, Ira has been a resident of Port Richey, FL for the last 10 years. He served in the United States Navy and Army, eventually retiring as an Army Reservist after 23 years. Ira was a member of the VFW and devoted parishioner of Hicks Road Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 12 - 2pm with a funeral service at 2pm all on Tuesday, January 28 at North Meadowlawn Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ira E. Hayes Sr.

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February 8, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Ira's passing. He visited me daily as the Morton Plant chaplain during my hip surgery.. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Rest in Peace, Ira.. Brenda Young-Smith

Tom Lang

January 26, 2014

I enjoyed working with Ira at North Bay Hospital, Chaplain's Services. He was one of the most God-loving men I have ever known and he was a pleasure to work with. He will truly be missed by all of us that had to privilege of getting to know him.

Cosmo & Linda Quattrone

January 25, 2014

My deepest sympathies and condolences to all of Uncle Eddie "Ira" family. He was my friend and a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Peppe & Rita Quattrone

January 25, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We are sending you a hug from the family.

Terri & Chuck Facini

January 25, 2014

Dear Zia,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. Our condolences to you and the whole family. Our prayers are also with you and we will pray that our Father in Heaven has welcomed Uncle Eddie into his loving arms.

Concetta Schmitz

January 25, 2014

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Eddie. We offer our sincere condolences to Zia Maria and his children and grandchildren. Please know of our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Love, James, Concetta, Matthew and Nicholas Schmitz

Carol Armstrong

January 25, 2014

Ira, Jennifer and all Ira Hayes family you have my deepest sympathy.

Mary & Rick Oldham

January 24, 2014

Please accept our deepest sympathies.

January 23, 2014

Dear Maria & Family, you have our deepest condolences and sympathy.
Love; Rose & Richard Angelica.

Jeff Cook

January 22, 2014

As long as We remember, Ira will always be with us. Jeff (Mutt) Cook