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Thomas A. Jr.
Thomas A. Hayes, Jr., 76, of Toledo, OH, passed away February 9, 2013. He was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 15, 1936, to Thomas A. Hayes, Sr. and Mozell Hagans. He resided in Chicago, IL for some time, but spent many years as a resident of Toledo. Thomas served nine years in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant. He was employed for 18 years at General Motors as a Supervisor. Throughout his years, Thomas enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, bowling, bike riding, basketball, and golf. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He also delighted in serving in the church. He served as a deacon for many years at Friendly Missionary Baptist Church and was a deacon at Abundant Life Baptist Church under Pastor Garland Files until his passing.
Thomas is survived by sons, Carlos "Butch" (Karon) Hayes, Kevin (Tanya) Hayes, Tynote Hayes, and Jermaine (Hannah) Hayes; daughters, Barbara Exater and Kelley Smith; sister, Thelma Taylor; a host of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; goddaughter, Zenobia McFall; special friends, Marilyn Jones and Ethel Pettaway, and his brother in Christ, James "Jimmy" Ellis, Jr.
Visitation is Friday, February 15, 2013, from 4-6 p.m. at House of Day Funeral Home. Funeral Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendly Missionary Baptist Church, 1305 Parkside Blvd, Toledo.
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 14, 2013