HAYNES, RICHARD PIERCE
Gainesville - Dr. Richard Pierce Haynes, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home April 22, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware August 4, 1931 to Preston Pierce & Otelie Haynes. Dr. Haynes received a B.A. degree from Penn State University
, where he met and married Beverly Ann Corl, with whom he raised four children. Dr. Haynes earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Illinois
, and taught at the Universities of Nevada and Hawaii, after which he moved his family to Gainesville, where he taught at UF for 40 years, retiring in 2007. Dr. Haynes was interested in Ancient Greek philosophy, as well as contemporary moral issues in agriculture and animal welfare. Dr. Haynes authored Animal Welfare: Competing Conceptions and Their Ethical Implications, was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, the Founding Editor of the journal Agricultural and Human Values, and the secretary of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Richard was an avid plant lover, and spent his leisure time tirelessly creating and maintaining his nature park at his property, where he also ran Haynes Prairie Nursery for many years. He was known for his compassion for animals, his generosity, and his easygoing nature.
Dr. Haynes is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Annetta, and wife Jenny Elliot. He is survived by a brother, Robert James Haynes of Cambridge, England, sons Tifton Pierce Haynes (Janice) &
Shepley Boulden Haynes (Anita McHugh), daughters Erica Lynn Haynes & Angela Gaia Bootes, grandsons Anthony Lee Tate & Austin Michael McCarty, granddaughters Kendra Willard Haynes and Kelsey Irene Pierce Haynes, and his trusted companion and caregiver, John Wheeler.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Thursday, May 1st at his home, 6802 SW 13th St. beginning at 6 pm. Please join us to share food, drink, and good memories. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice or the Humane Society.