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Caldwell Leyden Haynes

1941 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Caldwell Leyden Haynes Obituary
HAYNES Caldwell Leyden Haynes Hank, 72, went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2014. His wife Billie of 45 years was by his side until the very end. Hank was born and raised in Jacksonville and has two sisters, Jayne Haynes and Margo Bliss. After spending his grade school years at Ortega Elementary, Hank attended The Bolles School and then transferred to Lee High School, where he served as the Senior Class Vice President. Upon graduating from Lee in 1959, Hank went on to The University of the South - Sewanee, majoring in Business and Economics. Hank found his passion in wrestling there and became the Southeastern Conference Wrestling Champion. He was recently inducted into the University's prestigious Athletic Hall of Fame. Hank loved his country and upon graduating from Sewanee, proudly served in the United States Navy. He attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as an ensign in 1964. He served three years on a destroyer, deploying to the Western Pacific during the Vietnam War. He retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in 1967. After his military service, Hank went into the family insurance business. He was President of Haynes, Peters, and Bond Company, founded by his great-grandfather in 1877, making it the oldest insurance agency in Florida. For the past 45 years, Hank dedicated himself to the Jacksonville community. He is Past Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House, Past Chairman of Daniel, and Past President of The Meninak Club of Jacksonville. He was the Chairman of St. Vincent's Foundation's Riverside Ambassadors Board and served on various hospital committees. In 1993, he was Chairman of The Players Championship golf tournament. Hank's church, St. Mark's Episcopal, was a huge part of his life, and he served as the Church's Senior Warden on numerous occasions and Member of the Vestry. Hank is survived by his wife Billie Kirby Haynes and his daughters Leyden Haynes Hane (John Hane) and Lauren Zoie Haynes Morales (Michael Morales) as well as five grandchildren: John Caldwell Hane, Frances Cauthen Hane, William Leyden Morales, Sarah Lane Morales and Chandler Zhi Di Morales. Hank will be remembered for his sense of humor, big heart, generosity, and tireless community service. He truly was a friend to everyone. Funeral services will be held on January 17, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his grandson's school, Harvest Community School (2360 St. John's Bluff Road South #1, Jacksonville, FL 32246). Arrangements entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Edgewood Chapel 729 South Edgewood Ave Jacksonville Florida 32205. Please Sign the Guestbook @
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 16, 2014
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