Robert Hayes

Robert Fred Hayes

Jul/28/1941 - May/19/2024

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Obituary of Robert Fred Hayes

LUGOFF – Robert Fred Hayes, 82, passed away at home on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he was a son of the late Harold Fred Hayes and Blanche Esther Hammond Manning. Mr. Hayes served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Smyrna United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting coins, and playing tricks on friends and family.

     Surviving are his wife, Shirley J. Hayes; children, Shane Hayes (Becky) of Lugoff, Toni L. Hayes of Lugoff, William A. Hayes (Jennifer) of Lugoff; and their mother, Bonnie L. Joslin; grandchildren, Zeke Oltz, Nick Craft, Amanda Hayes, Ezarea “George” Hayes, Elijah Craft, Austin Hayes, Asia Ladd, Jahlyn Belote, Jeb Dolbec, Everett Hayes, Ella Hayes; a sister, Charlene Ann Hayes of Groton, N.Y.; a brother-from-another-mother, Larry Joslin; and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a step-mother, Beatrice Hayes; son, Robert J. Hayes; and siblings, Bruce A Hayes, Francis J. Hayes, Edith D. Hayes, and Wayne A. Hayes.

     The family will hold a memorial service Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church. The Rev. Stewart Kidd will officiate. An inurnment will follow the service at the family home, 1860 Highway 601 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church.