J.D. HAYWARD

Obituary

HAYWARD, J.D. known pool shark & no-nonsense yet characteristically gentle, kind and well-spoken, died quietly in his home on Aug. 26, 2013. Born in Plant City, on April 3, 1932 to parents, Pasadena Hawkins and Brent Hayward, J.D. forged a life full of adventure, intrigue and mystery. During his life he owned a fleet of airplanes in Alaska, a carburetor shop in South Tampa, multiple motorcycles, raced cars and leased properties in Brandon. He served in the U.S. Air Force & will have a Veterans burial. Always the intellect, he preferred talk about motorcycles, cars and innovative inventions to small talk; friends would find his mostly having Cuban coffee at a local restaurant, or travelling distances to Zephy-rhills or Ruskin for his favorite dining spots. He is survived by his loving partner, Shirley Hackle; his son, Johnny D. Hayward of Seattle, WA; and Opal Hayward, sister. Predec-easing him are siblings, Jerry Hayward, Joyce Hawkins; and his beloved brother, James B. Hayward, who recently left the earth plane May 5, 2013. According to his wishes, interment for J.D. will be according to simple Islamic traditions at Oaklawn Cemetery in Plant City, at 10 am, on Friday, Aug. 30th, with Pastor Bob Kennedy presiding. Stowers Funeral Home www.stowersfh.com

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 29, 2013
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