|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1939|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 2009|
Published in Star-Telegram on 7/27/2009
Duane Easter Hayley, 69, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 24, 2009, five days after coming home to be cared for by his family.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Fort Worth Historical Society, 131 E. Exchange, Fort Worth, Texas 76164.
A sixth-generation Texan, Duane was born Nov. 22, 1939, to W. B. and Edythe Henslee Hayley in Dallas. He grew up in Seymour, but Fort Worth became his home in the 1950s. He graduated from Technical High School in 1959.
Back in Fort Worth after serving in the U.S. Navy, Duane met his future bride, Miss Sue Ann Elmore, at his brother's wedding. They married May 24, 1963, at River Oaks Baptist Church and moved to Austin where Duane attended the University of Texas. They have been residents of River Oaks for the last 30 years and are charter members of the River Oaks Historical Society.
Sue Ann and Duane's shared love of history and genealogy led to a lifetime of travel to historic sites, museums and hidden cemeteries. Because of their special attachment to the North Side, they joined the North Fort Worth Historical Society. Duane served as the society's president for 10 years working tirelessly to preserve the heritage of the Stockyards through numerous committees and society projects. As a volunteer at the front counter of the Stockyards Museum, he enthusiastically shared his knowledge of the area with thousands of guests from around the world.
The couple joined the Citizens on Patrol program in 1999. As COPS, they cruised the streets of the Stockyards in cooperation with the Fort Worth Police Department for many years.
He was an avid golfer and a loyal Dallas Cowboys season ticket holder who was thrilled to have had the opportunity to witness Super Bowl XXX in Arizona.
In May 2006, after 30 years of dedicated service, Duane retired from Lockheed Martin as a senior reliability engineer on the F-22 program.
Duane was devoted to his family and friends. In his quiet way he was always there to support, encourage and provide for them. Beloved by his nieces and nephews, Jered and LeAnna will especially miss their "Unc."
Special thanks to the staffs of Avalon Alzheimer's Residential Home and Southern Care Hospice for their compassionate care and to Lisa Valdez and Kevin Wagner for their at-home assistance.
Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Sue Ann Hayley; sister, Wynette Dollar and husband, Jerry; brother, Tracy Hayley and wife, Colette; sister-in-law, Sarah Biles; nieces, Annette Jennings and husband, Chris, Debra Waits and husband, Tim, Holley Dean and husband, Mark, Stacey Hayley, Courtney Elliott and husband, Jonathan, Michelle Woods and husband, Rodney, and LeAnna Schooley and husband, Gabe; nephew, Blake Dollar; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Candice, Elisabeth, Hayley, Cody, Jered, Brady, Ryan and Jason.
William Blake Hayley (1917 - 1997)
Edythe Mae Henslee Hayley (1919 - 1997)
Duane Easter Hayley (1939 - 2009)
William Tracy Hayley (1942 - 2015)*
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Philippians 1:3
DUANE EASTER HAYLEY
NOVEMBER 22, 1939
JULY 24, 2009
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Maintained by: Michelle Hayley Stubbs
Originally Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Jul 27, 2009
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