|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1926|
|Death: ||May 13, 2004|
BBert Wooten HAYLEY
BERT WOOTEN HAYLEY, 77, made his final sales call when he went to our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, May 13,2004. From the start on Friday the 13th, September 1926, Bert was a happy individual. Born in Norton, TX to Hubert Albion and Myrtle Wooten Hayley, Bert always had a warm smile and a funny story. He began his life-long love of sportswhen he was the sports editor for Lufkin High School's newspaper "Panther Growls."
After graduating in 1944, Bert enlisted in the United States Navy durin WWII and served on the USS Buckingham (APA-141) C Division in the Pacific. His ship was one of the first few to arrive in the port of Nagasaki after the explosion of the nuclear bomb. Honorably discharged in 1945, Bert attended the University of Houston and The University of Texas. On August 19, 1950 he married Joan Townsend of Lufkin, TX and settled in Houston where he began his legendary sales career at Taft Broadcasting. During the next 40+ years, Bert was
repeatedly recognized as the number one Muzak salesman in the world by setting sales records that still stand to this day.
After retiring in 2000, Bert was able to devote his time and passions to his children, gra dchildren, golf, Texas Longhorns and his church. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Julianne Hayley. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Joan Townsend Hayley, son Scott Hayley of Houston, both of Houston; son Kim Hayley and daughter Abbie Hayley Rutledge, granddaughter Hayley, twin grandsons Bryce and Gray, and son-in-law Donald F. Rutledge III, all of Austin. His sister Zelma Ethel Rodgers, niece Zelma Joanne McCarty, and nephews Kelly and Cody Newiin, all of Dallas. And all of his many cousins in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The world has lost a wonderful brother, husband, father, friend and gentleman.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 8:30 am on May 19th at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, Katy Freeway. Funeral Service begins at 10:30 am followed by a graveside service with military honors.
Sunday, May 16, 2004 Houston Chronicle
Hubert Albion Hayley (1900 - 1983)
Myrtle Wooten Hayley (1903 - 1966)
Julianne Hayley (1952 - 2003)*
Memorial Oaks Cemetery
Plot: Section 1, Lot 346, Space 9
Maintained by: Mary Love Berryman
Originally Created by: GW
Record added: May 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8814847
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