William Bass Hays

June 12, 1932May 3, 2016

PELL CITY – Funeral service for William Bass “Bill” Hays, age 83, will be Friday, May 6 at 12:00 Noon at the First United Methodist Church in Pell City. Interment will be at Boykin Truitt Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, May 6 from 11:00 am until Noon at the Church Mr. Hays passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Cornerstone Rehab Center in Cook Springs, AL. He is preceded in death by his parents, Don B. and Katherine Bass Hays; and his infant daughter, Rebecca Joy. He was born in Smith Grove, Kentucky in 1932. Bill graduated from Cumberland University in 1954 and moved to Pell City where he worked as a Supervisor for Wright Construction Company. He was instrumental in building many of the bridges on Hwy 20 between Pell City and Birmingham. Bill also worked for J.J. Newberry in Birmingham. When the company left the area, he chose to work for SouthTrust Bank, where he was employed for 30 years until his retirement. Bill was a member of The Club in Birmingham; The Logan Martin Lake Protection Association where he served as Treasurer for a number of years; Habitat for Humanity, Pell City Chapter where he was very active in many building projects; a member of First United Methodist Church where he held many positions of service. Bill served in the Air Force. He loved his rose garden, beautiful home and Alabama Football. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane; two special Siamese cats, JoJo and Mickey, who loved him dearly; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Habitat for Humanity, Pell City Chapter or The Seekers Sunday School Class Discretionary Fund at First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered online at Kilgroe Funeral Home – Pell City will direct the service 2219 2nd Avenue North Pell City, AL 35125 205-338-3341


  • Visitation Friday, May 6, 2016
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 6, 2016

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Daniel Champion

May 6, 2016

Thinking of you this morning, Jane. I am at work. Please call if you need anything.


May 5, 2016

My condolences to the Hays family and friends. May the God of all comfort strengthen you all during this time. Ps 116:15