OBITUARY

John Curtis Hayes

July 13, 1932October 3, 2020

John Curtis Hayes, 88, of Fort Defiance, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at his home.

Born on July 13, 1932, in Pound, Virginia, he was the son of the late Jason Lewis Hayes and Vergie Helen (Hash) Hayes.

John was a member of Harrisonburg Free Will Baptist Church. He was formerly employed by General Motors where he worked in automotive manufacturing for 34 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 12 siblings and one granddaughter, Julie Hayes.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Leatrice (Johnson) Hayes; three sons, Randal Hayes of Stewarts Town, PA, Jason Hayes and wife, Diane of Whitemarsh, MD, and Anthony Hayes of Fort Defiance; two grandchildren, Craig Hayes of Parkville, MD, and Jeff Hayes and wife, Yvonne of Monks Corner, SC; and one great-grandchild, Briana Hayes of PA.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Rd., Waynesboro, with Pastor Paul J. Collins officiating. All who plan to attend are to meet directly at the cemetery.

There will be no formal viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonburg Free Will Baptist Church, 331 Vine St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 12 siblings and one granddaughter, Julie Hayes.


    Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Leatrice (Johnson) Hayes; three sons, Randal Hayes of Stewarts Town, PA, Jason Hayes and wife, Diane of Whitemarsh, MD, and Anthony Hayes of Fort Defiance; two grandchildren, Craig Hayes of Parkville, MD, and Jeff Hayes and wife, Yvonne of Monks Corner, SC; and one great-grandchild, Briana Hayes of PA.

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  • DONATIONS

  • Harrisonburg Free Will Baptist Church, 331 Vine St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Patricia Stallard Gardner

October 14, 2020

Curtis was my mother’s first cousin. I remember him as a very kind and pleasant person as I grew up in the Pound. We used to eat Sunday dinner with his parents sometimes. Aunt Vergie was a wonderful cook. I am so sorry fir your loss.

Paul Hayes

October 12, 2020

A great person and a good uncle. He was always pleasant to be with. He was a great family man and a good brother to my father. God has an Angel.

Deloras Bailey Smith

October 5, 2020

Always thought Uncle Curtis was so good looking. Looked a lot like the actor, Tom Selleck. He was a good man and a good brother to my mom.

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