OBITUARY

Henry Lee "Popo" Hayes

September 9, 1955October 6, 2020
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Henry Lee “Popo” Hayes, 65, of Port Lavaca passed away October 6, 2020. He was born September 9, 1955 in Port Lavaca. Henry was the President and Owner of Hayes Electric. He is survived by his daughters, Andrea D. Hayes Betancourt (Nicholas Goering) and Lauren Knowles (William); step - sister, Shirley Swaim (Bill); step-brother, James May; “Best” Mother in law; Andrea Maseda Escobedo; Brother in law; Manuel Escobedo Jr.; grandchildren, Chloe Ellison, Clayton Goering, Drew Goering, Jacob Betancourt, and William Ezra Knowles; nieces, Misty Smith-Garcia (David) and Mandy Smith-Barnes; and nephew, Tyler May (Brandi). Henry was preceded in death by his parents, J.V. and Zanabel Hayes. Friends can pay their respects and sign the book on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Port Lavaca Cemetery. Pallbearers are Nicholas Goering, William Knowles, Manuel Escobedo Jr., Brent Anderson, David Garcia, and Austin Escobedo. Honorary Pallbearers are Robert “Raco” Maseda, Lalo Ortiz and employees of Hayes Electric. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • J.V. Hayes, Father (deceased)
  • Zanabel Hayes, Mother (deceased)
  • Andrea D. Hayes Betancourt (Nicholas Goering), Daughter & her boyfriend
  • Lauren Knowles (William), Daughter & her boyfriend
  • Shirley Swaim (Bill), Step-Sister and Brother-in-law
  • James May, Step-Brother
  • Andrea Maseda Escobedo, "Best" Mother-in-Law
  • Manuel Escobedo Jr., Brother-in-law
  • Chloe Ellison, Grandchild
  • Clayton Goering, Grandchild
  • Drew Goering, Grandchild
  • Jacob Betancourt, Grandchild
  • William Ezra Knowles, Grandchild
  • Misty Smith-Garcia (David), Niece & her husband
  • Mandy Smith-Barnes, Niece
  • Tyler May (Brandi), Nephew & his wife

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nicholas Goering
  • William Knowles
  • Manuel Escobedo Jr.
  • Brent Anderson
  • David Garcia
  • Austin Escobedo
  • Robert "Raco" Maseda, Honorary
  • Lalo Ortiz, Honorary
  • Employees of Hayes Electric, Honorary

Services

  • Pay Respects and Sign Book

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Memories

Henry Lee "Popo" Hayes

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Terry & Jeannie Gage

October 13, 2020

Terry and I are so saddened by the news of Henry’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Henry. He was our Sun Vally and Lone Star Hall partner back in the day. We shared so many GREAT times. He was always so kind, funny and generous. I’ll never forget Christmas of 1978 when he bought Terry and I are first Christmas tree as a married couple. RIP my friend. You will be missed by so many.

Sherry Husak

October 12, 2020

Henry you were a great man and loved by many, you left us all way to soon. I will miss talking to you if things get bad again but u gave me strength just listening to me. I loved all your post On Facebook and knew you loved eating . You will be missed dearly love Sherry Husak

Ricky Mumphord

October 11, 2020

Henry was one of our friendliest customers. He loved our ribs and whatever we had when we were out . Our condolences to the family will miss that smile he bought in every time he came in . Mumphord Place BBQ owners Ricky and Keith Mumphord.

Paul Myers

October 11, 2020

Henry was a great person to work with. He will be Sadly missed. The best time of my life was spent working for him and JV. I'm sorry I haven't seen him in awhile. God bless the family and Hayes Electric Service !
Hugs to you all from Mexico !
Paul.

Tony&Janice Holladay

October 10, 2020

One of the best men We have ever knownMy family will certainly miss Our friend Henry.Tony & Janice & Connor Holladay My sons Tony jr.,Bill & Mike Holladay & thier families!May Henry Rest in peace with God & Jesus watching over him!

Linda Gonzalez

October 9, 2020

So sad to hear about this tragic accident. My brothers and I knew Henry and we shared lots of childhood fun times with Henry. I will always remember all the fun times we shared during our high school years too. Just hanging out and being young in the neighborhood. So many memories and never forgotten.
Now, I can only write RIP Henry!!!
Always the Linda LLanes family.

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