Jackie Hays POST-Jackie Hays, 80, of Post and formerly of Lubbock died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Golden Plains Care Center in Post. Jackie was born July 23, 1932, to James Mitchell Monroe and Mattie Brazoria (Lee) Hays in Texline, Texas. The Hays family moved to Post and Jackie attended Post schools. At the age of 17 he joined the Marines and was discharged February 10, 1956 as a Sergeant. He then served in the reserves until Oct. 9, 1959. He returned to Post and was a volunteer fireman for several years. He later married Shirley Ann Pitts on Oct. 9, 1970, in Clovis, N.M. She preceded him in death May 8, 2011. They lived in Lubbock and Jackie worked for the City Of Lubbock as an Electrical Inspector. He moved back to Post in 2011 due to health. He also was preceded in death by his parents, a son that died Jan. 6, 1957, two sisters, and five brothers. Jackie is survived by: one son, Michael Wayne Hays; and two daughters, Anita Shockley and husband Roy of San Angelo, Heidi Hays of Crosbyton; one stepdaughter, Sheryl Shields and husband Bill of Lorenzo; three brothers, Pete Hays of Post, Herbie Hays and Donnie Hays and his wife Tippy, all of Austin; a sister, Rheba Propst of Post; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Post. The Rev. Arthur Kelly and Ted Tatum will officiate. Military graveside rites by the Marines will be at the Terrace Cemetery, Post. Arrangements are under the personal care of Dee and Janet Justice, Justice-Mason Funeral Home. The family will receive family and friends Monday, July 22, 2013, from 6 to 8: p.m. at the funeral home, 301 West Main Street, Post.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on July 22, 2013