|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2013|
Pvt. Charles Hays, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Hays, Ben Wheeler, attended Ben Wheeler and Van H.S. Entered the Marines in 1945, trained at Parris Island, S.C. and Camp Lejeune, N.C. and in San Diego, Cal. Served in Hawaii, Kwajelein, Guam, Philippines, Nagasaka. Awarded Sharpshooters Medal; served in five Theaters of War. Services for Charles V. Hays, 91, of Ben Wheeler, Texas, are scheduled for 10:00 am Tuesday November 5, 2013 at First Baptist Ben Wheeler with Rev. Jerry Hays officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.
Burial will be in Edom Cemetery, Edom, Texas.
He passed away November 3, 2013 in Tyler, TX.
Mr. Hays was born September 25, 1922 in Ben Wheeler, TX, to Earnest Leabon and Susie Lea Jones Hays.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ben Wheeler. Charles Served in the US Marine Corps during WWII. He retired from Alton Box Board after 27 years and then became a vegetable farmer for the Tyler Farmer's Market. He was a deacon and a choir member for several years. Mr. Hays was preceded in death by his Son, Charles Michael Hays; Brother, Paul Hays; and 2 Sisters: Noma Malloy and Ruth Brewer.
Surviving are Wife of 67 years, Wanda Hays of Ben Wheeler, TX, 3 Sons: Jerry & Sue Hays of Farmers Branch, TX, Steve & Kathleen Hays of Farmers Branch, TX and Mark & Leslie Hays of Tyler, TX; Daughter-in-Law: Jackie Hays of Fort Worth; 11 Grandchildren, 25 Great-grandchildren, and Special Friends: Terry and Kay Kilburn.
Family will receive friends Monday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Ernest Leabon Hays (1895 - 1949)
Susie Lea Jones Hays (1897 - 1984)
Charles Michael Hays (1949 - 2005)*
Nora Lea Hays Molloy (1918 - 2000)*
Minnie Ruth Hays Brewer (1919 - 1979)*
Charles Virble Hays (1922 - 2013)
Van Zandt County
Created by: Frank Everett
Record added: Nov 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119783227
U.S. Marine Corps World War II. Served in Hawaii, Kwajelein, Guam, Philippines, Nagasaka. Awarded Sharpshooters Medal; served in five Theaters of War.|
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