OBITUARY

Revis Leon Hayes, Sr.

August 1, 1943October 6, 2021

Revis Leon Hayes, Sr., age 78 of Cottondale, AL passed away Wednesday October 6, 2021 at Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma, AL.

Graveside services will be Tuesday October 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Gary Youngblood officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, A Dignity Memorial Provider directing.

He preceded in death by Malcolm Hayes, Sr. (Father); Lucille Grier (Mother); Doris Louise Burkhalter (Sister); Mack Hayes (Brother); L.M. Hayes (Brother).

Survivors include his daughter Mitzi Coogler (Scott); Sons Revis Leon “Lee” Hayes (Robin) and John Hinton; Sisters, Shirley Ann Patton, Charlotte Dodson (Tommy) and Bonnie Ruth Grant; Brothers, Joe Pete Hayes (Jimmie Gene) and Ray Hayes; Grandchildren, Carlson Coogler, Hannah Coogler, Allie Coogler, Ramsley Elledge, Raylee Hayes, Mallory Hinton, Dylan Hinton, Callie Hinton and Dallas Hinton.

Revis was a hard worker and until his health failed, he filled his days doing physical labor of some sort or another. Revis was a skilled auto mechanic and welder. He spent his early working years, with numerous surface mining companies as first an employee and then as a much sought-after, self-employed welder. In the early 1980’s, Revis founded a long-haul trucking business which he operated and drove one of the trucks himself. In later years, he owed and operated JRV Waste Oil, LLC until he retired. His passion was “anything auto”. He owned and raced dirt track cars, worked as a drag car mechanic, and collected and restored old cars. Revis was never too busy to lend a helping hand-even being known to stop and help people broken down on the road. And, like so many Alabamians, he enjoyed watching Alabama football.

Honorary pallbearers will be his numerous nephews. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HeritageChapelTuscaloosa.com for the Hayes, Sr. family.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his daughter Mitzi Coogler (Scott); Sons Revis Leon “Lee” Hayes (Robin) and John Hinton; Sisters, Shirley Ann Patton, Charlotte Dodson (Tommy) and Bonnie Ruth Grant; Brothers, Joe Pete Hayes (Jimmie Gene) and Ray Hayes; Grandchildren, Carlson Coogler, Hannah Coogler, Allie Coogler, Ramsley Elledge, Raylee Hayes, Mallory Hinton, Dylan Hinton, Callie Hinton and Dallas Hinton.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Memories

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Donna Dodson

October 12, 2021

Lee and family....So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed when Revis would stop for a visit, if I was in the yard, as he was leaving Lee’s. May he RIP. ♥️

Susan Gilbert

October 11, 2021

Dear Mitzi, Lee and Family,
I am as broken hearted as you and I am so very sorry to learn of Revis's passing. What a wonderful Father and Grandfather he was. He loved you with all of his heart ...that was Revis.. If he loved you it was pure and endless. He was one in a million for sure. May he Rest In Peace he is in the arms of our Lord and savior now. No more pain. We will see him again someday and will never have to let him go again. Oh what a reunion that will be!! Love you all so much.
Susan (Sue) Gilbert.

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