HAYWARD, James B. He was born on Nov. 15, 1930, in Plant City, a seventh generation Floridian, James B. Hayward, affectionately known as Jim, was the son of Brent Hayward and Pasadena Hawkins, passed away on May 5, 2013. Jim served the U.S. Army. 11th Airborne Division, during the Korean War, then continued service in the USAF Reserve, USAR, and Florida National Guard for a total of 39 years. He was a long member of SCV and SUV, as well as 32 degree Mason. Jim was the father of James Irwin (deceased), Karl Otto, Erwin Rommel & Anthony Brent Hayward; his second wife of 27 years, Rosa Nell Mitchell Fuller Hayward (deceased) was the love of his life and mother of his two stepdaughters, Susan Carol Fuller Braun and Jeannie Fuller Early. He is also survived by his brother, J.D. Hayward; and sister, Opal Hayward; as well as current wife, who has lovingly cared for him these last five years, Anne Shoults Hayward. Jim has seven grandchildren & four great- grandchildren. Visitation Friday, May 10th, 6-8 pm, at Stowers Funeral Home, 401 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon, where a service will be held on Saturday, May 11th, 11 am, with interment following at Oaklawn Cemetery in Plant City. Stowers Funeral Home (813)689-1211

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 9, 2013
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