|Birth: ||May 5, 1933|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 2009|
Funeral Services for Mr. David Clarence "Sonny" Haymes, Jr., 76 of Leon is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Leon with Bro. Charles Tennison officiating assisted by Rev. Kenneth Shelton. Interment will follow at Leon Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.
Sonny was born May 5, 1933, in Leon to the late David Clarence, Sr. and Esther Myrtle (Parker) Haymes. He departed this life Friday, June 12, 2009, at the Ardmore Veterans Center.
Sonny was raised in Leon attending Leon School. He joined the United States Navy January 8, 1953, and received an honorable discharge January 11, 1954. He returned to Leon and married the former Ms. Mary "Cisero" Hartman and of this union came four children, David, Matt, Mark and Marilyn. Later in life he married the former, Madge Browne on May 29, 1987. She preceded him in death on May 22, 2007.
Sonny worked most of his working years as a truck driver in the oilfield and commercial transport. He enjoyed reading western novels, fishing, playing dominoes, and watching baseball, especially the Texas Rangers.
Also preceding him in death is his parents, son, Mark Haymes, 1995, and two sisters, Anna Laura Gibson and Virginia Addington.
Survivors include daughter, Marilyn Mitchell and husband Randy of Ardmore; sons, David Haymes, and wife Pam of Lebanon, and Matt Haymes and wife Nancy of Leon; sisters, Betty Hicks and husband Henry of Ardmore, and Juanita "Skeet" Hicks of Jimtown; aunt, Mildred Rubsh of Lancaster, Calif.; grandsons, Randy Mitchell, Jr. of Oklahoma City, Justin Mitchell and Dylan Mitchell, both of Ardmore, John Haymes and wife Samantha of Leon, Brent Haymes and Joshua Haymes, both of Leon, Kenny Mark Haymes of Sulphur, Jason Haymes and wife Heather of Enville and Jeffery Haymes of Enville; one granddaughter, Jonette Haymes of Sulphur; one great-grandson, Matthew John and numerous other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Haymes, Justin Mitchell, Dylan Mitchell, Randy Mitchell, Steve Hicks, and Jimmy Householder.
Honorary Bearers will be the Leon Domino Players and grandsons, John Haymes, Brent Haymes, Joshua Haymes, Jeffery Haymes, and Jason Haymes.
Family visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home in Wilson.
Esther Myrtle Parker Haymes (1904 - 1968)
Virginia Rosemond Haymes Addington (1925 - 2006)*
David Clarence Haymes (1933 - 2009)
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Jun 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38310063