HAYES, TUCKEY JOHN "TYLER", III - 69, life-long Knoxville resident, passed away peacefully at NHC Ft. Sanders, on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Tyler was born and raised in Knoxville, the first child of Dr. T.J.T. Hayes, Jr. and Faye Sterchi Coulter. He graduated from Bearden High School and Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN. He most recently was President/Owner of Hayes Appraisals. He joins his son, Tuckey Hayes IV, who died at age 36, and his father, Tuckey J. Hayes, Jr., who died in 1992. Tyler leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend, Denise Ownby of Knoxville; son, Winston Ogle Hayes of California; step-daughter, Nancy K. Gore (Ray); grandchildren, Spencer Sumners and Emery Gore; brother, Williston "Bill" Sterchi Hayes (Theresa) of California; sisters, Sandra Hayes Dozier(Tommy Brown) and Jo Hayes White of Knoxville. He also leaves his mother and step-father, Faye and Doug Coulter of Knoxville; step-mother, Betty Hatfield Hayes; niece, Elizabeth Hayes; and nephews, Williston Hayes, Lee and Matt Dozier, Mark and Paul Gilbertson, and David White IV; their spouses and children; In-laws, Mary Ann Ownby-Jennings(Harold), Katie Mackey (Tim), Melissa Thompson (John), Jeff Ownby (Debbie), Mike Ownby (Cathy), and many cousins and extended family members. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. 37919. A memorial service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, Dr. Tim Erskine officiating. Please sign the online register for Mr. Hayes at
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2013