Jerry Hays

34 entries
  • "My condolences, Mr. Hays will be missed. I feel blessed to..."
    - Wesley Wright
  • "Ann, our deepest sympathy go to you and the family. Our..."
    - Maria and David Stephens
  • "Don and Cynthia and all the Hays family: My deepest..."
  • "Ann and family, I'm am so sorry. My prayers are with you...."
    - Raymond Lee
  • "May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of..."
    - Deborah Cariss (LRUD)
The Guest Book is expired.

April 3, 1932 - January 31, 2015

Jerry L. Hays, Founder of Hays Utility Service Corporation died of cancer Saturday, January 31, 2015 at his home in Montgomery Texas. Surrounded by his family, he was 82.

On April 3, 1932, he was born in Henderson, Texas to Homer and Cora Hays. He is survived by his wife of 63 years; Ann Hays, brother Robert Hays of Henderson, son Donald Hays and wife Cynthia, daughters Cindy Wright and husband Danny and Leesa F Palmer and husband Gary.

Jerry and Ann have 8 grandchildren

Philip Wright and wife Joyelle of Montgomery, John David Wright and wife Sara of Montgomery, Jennifer Bracknell of Houston, Lane Valentine of The Woodlands, Amaanda Kosten and husband Thomas of McKinney, Texas, Jesse Taylor of Tomball, LeAnne Nichols of Kansas City, MO, and Trevor Kubena of Spring, Texas.

Jerry and Ann have 11 Great Grandchildren

Lenora, Maxwell and Oliver Wright of Montgomery, Chloe Wright of Conroe, Riley, McKenna and Maci Kosten of McKinney, Texas, Cammbria & Aurora J. Marshall of Tyler, Hadassah Hays of Kansas City, MO and Major Taylor of Tomball, Texas.

Spending his childhood in Laneville/ Henderson, Texas he attended and graduated from Henderson High School. It was here that he met the love of his life Dorothy Ann Lee.

Jerry and Ann were married in 1951 and soon after Jerry joined the US Army. He was sent to El Paso, Texas for basic training where he was later deployed to Korea for duties after the end of the Korean War. He earned the rank of Sergeant as he served an 18 month tour in Korea.

Jerry and Ann spent their early part of their lives building a business in the water industry "Hays Utility Service Corporation".

Jerry and Ann bought their first Motorhome in 1977. They became involved with local Motorhome organizations and began to travel around the country. Over the next 25 years Jerry & Ann traveled coast to coast through every state in the US. Through this time they made many friends and acquaintances. Traveling and Motorhome ownership became the primary passion for Jerry and Ann. Jerry also had a passion for outdoor work involving tractors and earth moving equipment and he volunteered projects for the community of Bethel and around the area where he grew up. After a 17 year stretch in Henderson, Jerry and Ann moved back to Montgomery, Texas to be closer to kids and grandkids.

Jerry was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003 and through 2 major surgeries he was able to enjoy 11 more years of high quality life absent customary cancer treatments. In 2014 the cancer caught up with him as he elected not to have any cancer treatments. Jerry passed in the presence of his family the morning of Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Memorial services for Jerry will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Champion Life Center, 3031 FM 2920, Spring Texas 2:00 pm beginning with visitation from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

Services will be directed by Reverends Jabo and Johnny Green.


Published on from Jan. 31 to Feb. 14, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
Send Flowers
bullet Korean War
Funeral Home Details