Bro. William Hayes departed this life on May 7, 2022 to enter his Eternal Home. He was born on June 20, 1938 in Nashville, TN. He was the devoted son of the late Culous and JohnEtta Hayes.
William Hayes graduated from Pearl High School in 1955. After spending some time studying at Tennessee State University, William enlisted in the Military. Most of his time was spent living in Germany. After leaving the service, William moved to Louisville, Kentucky. He spent several years in Louisville receiving training in the medical field and establishing his career as a Respiratory Therapist.
William was a free spirit. He loved people and he loved to travel. He was a friend to all who knew him and once you got to know him, he would always make you laugh. He loved taking care of people and offering assistance. While living in Kentucky, William was given the honor of being commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor. This honor is awarded to those that demonstrate strength of character, leadership and dedication to the welfare of others. Those given this honor are noted as people who “place others above self. “ After spending several years in Louisville, he moved back to Nashville to live and later care for his parents.
While living in Nashville he worked at Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing as a Respiratory Therapist. He loved caring for his patients and was loved by all who knew him. After retiring from Trevecca, William spent time caring for his Mother and several friends that needed support. He loved his church family and stayed involved in various activities and organizations.
He will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him!
Living on to celebrate his life are: His siblings Culous McCoy Hayes, Jr. (Bessie), Fayetteville, NC; Vivian Elaine Gross (Elwood), Goose Creek, SC. His devoted Nephews and Nieces, Culous M. Hayes, III (Jill), Gastonia, NC; Sonja A. Bullock (Kevin); William J. Ross, Jr. (Shajuana), Bowie, MD; Alicia N. O’Donouhue, Fayetteville, NC. Eight cherished Great Nephews and Nieces. A loving Historic First Community Church Family and many other devoted relatives and friends who have blessed his life. Memorial Service Saturday, May 14, 2022, 2:00pm at Historic First Community Church 1815 Knowles Street · Nashville TN 37208