SEASIDE, Calif. - Sgt. 1st Class Archie H. Hayes Sr., Retired, U.S. Army
, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2013.
Born May 24, 1928 in Mebane, N.C., he is one of 12 siblings and was known fondly to family and friends as Chu and Bonka.
After retiring from a 21-year career in the U.S. Army, Archie worked for both the City of Seaside and Monterey Peninsula College.
He is survived by Geneva, his loving wife of 62 years, as well as two sons and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by their daughter Sandra and will be laid to rest beside her at Mission Memorial Park in Seaside, Calif.
Deeply respected and held close as a friend, Archie will be missed and remembered by many.
Sierra View Funeral Chapel and Crematory is serving the family.