Glenn T. Hayes
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Glenn Thomas Hayes, 92, of Florence, and a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after an extended illness. Visitation was Wednesday evening, March 12, from 6-9 p.m. at Elkins Funeral Home of Florence. Services will be today at Central Baptist Church at 11 a.m., lying in state from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., with Brother Henry Melton officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Gardens.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church, where he served as secretary/treasurer for many years. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and Suntrust Bank. Mr. Hayes was a decorated Army veteran serving in both World War II and the Korean War. His bravery earned him numerous honors including two Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star medal. He enjoyed playing baseball and was a member of the Florence Raiders semi-pro baseball team in his youth. He loved his God, family, country, and was one of the kindest and most generous men you would ever meet. And he loved the Alabama Crimson Tide, where he was a season ticket holder for almost 60 years.
Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lois Hayes; brother, Cecil Hayes; great-grandson, Landon Clemmons; and son-in-law, Ronnie Brewer.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucille Hayes; daughter, Donna Brewer; sons, Terry Hayes (Donna), Randy Hayes (Carolyn), and Jeff Hayes; sisters, Ailene Robertson and Joyce Sigers; brother, Jack Hayes (Debbie); grandchildren, Sabrina Davis (Dale), Kacy Clemmons (Brad), Ashley Bunch (Robbie), Chad Brewer (Deidra), Crystal Littrell (Thad), Justin Hayes (Betsy), and Kira Brewer; great-grandchildren, Will Davis, Brannon May, Hayden and Darby Clemmons, Preslie and Jackson Bunch, Brooklyn and Blayden Brewer, Caden Wicks, Cayley Littrell, and Saylor and Davie Hayes.
Elkins Funeral Home of Florence would like to invite you to leave condolences at elkinsfuneralhome.com.
Elkins Funeral Home - Florence
1535 Hermitage Dr.
Florence, AL 35630
Published in Florence Times Daily on Mar. 13, 2014