Steve M. Hayes

Steve Michael Hayes, 59, of Chester, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He was the son of the late Lucille Jones Van Wyck. He was the owner and president of the American Veteran Construction Company, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Mr. Hayes is survived by: his wife, Sandra Seay Hayes; son, Matthew W. Hayes of Chester; a daughter, Kathryn E. Hayes and son in-law, Christopher Wirth of Richmond; granddaughters, Carrie L. Hayes and Alyssa N. Wirth; a devoted brother-in-law; three sisters-in-law; with numerous nieces; and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on June 16, 2013