Ray Hayes, age 84, of South Bloomfield, passed away on Jan. 29, 2017, at home surrounded by family.
Ray was a member of United Church of God and a U.S. Navy veteran who graduated from Grove City High School.
He was a retired carpenter from Major Building Services in Brice.
He was preceded in death by infant son, Scott; parents, Okey and Martha Hayes; and infant sister, Rosalee Hayes.
He is survived by wife of 59 years, Patricia Hayes; son, Lealand Hayes; grandchildren, Landon Scott Hayes and Marie Nicole Hicks; brother, Ralph (Pauline) Hayes; sister, Betty Hamby; nieces, nephews and other relatives; friend and neighbor, James Hart; and special thank you to Mt. Carmel Hospice.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Graumlich Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, with Pastor Leonard Martin and Elder James Hopkins officiating. Interment with military honors to follow at Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield.
To sign and view Ray’s online guest book, please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal