John Hays, 87, of Mount Pleasant died Friday, January 4, 2013. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home with Dr. Clint Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Bridges Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Jackie Gillean, Herbie Hess, Johnny Bolton, Hal Hess, and Buddy Blue.
Mr. Hays was born October 27, 1925 in Titus County to Bob Hays and Ethel Capehart. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and employed as a salesman at Hess Furniture.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Lynn Hays of Wylie; daughter, Janice (Hays) Hammonds of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Brad Heimer, Randy and Denae Hammonds, Trent and Kelly Hammonds, Julie and Steve Murphy, and James Hays, all of Mount Pleasant; great-grandchildren, Cheylo Heimer, Hannah Hammonds, Trey Hammonds, Kailee Hays, Cole Murphy, and Sydney Murphy, all of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marie Hays of Mount Pleasant.
Visitation will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the funeral home.
Online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com.