George William "Bill" Hays
1945 - 2017
Porter Loring Mortuary North
2102 N. Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX
September 30, 1945 - January 13, 2017
George William "Bill" Hays, 71, left this Earth for his eternal home on Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to George and Vera Hays. Bill was raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Seneca High School and University of Louisville on a tennis scholarship. He graduated with a Psychology Degree from the University of Kentucky and received his MBA degree from Pace University. At the University of Kentucky, Bill met the love of his life, Linda Smith. They married in 1967 and raised a son, Kevin and daughter, Lisa. Bill had a very successful and rewarding career with AT&T. He retired after 32 years as the Assistant Vice President of Customer Analytics and Research. During his career, Bill had the opportunity for over 10 years to pursue international market expansion opportunities with extensive world travel. He had over 32 years telecommunication experience in primary quantitative and qualitative research for domestic and international markets, markets analysis, strategic planning and market management. Playing tennis or golf with friends, scuba diving, volunteering for the Assistance League of San Antonio or traveling with Linda were the activities he enjoyed. Yet, the most endearing activities and closest to his heart was spending time with his son Kevin, daughter Lisa and his four grandchildren. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, George and Vera Hays and sister, Judith. Survivors include wife, Linda Hays; son, Kevin (Angie) Hays; daughter, Lisa (Jay) Homburger and four grandchildren, Lucy and Annabelle Hays and Hayden and Hudson Homburger. A memorial rosary will be held at 6:00 at p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East. The memorial funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 20523 Huebner Rd. At the family's request, please consider a memorial in lieu of flowers to the Assistance League of San Antonio, P.O. Box 13130, San Antonio, Texas 78213-0130, Attn: "We Honor & Remember"

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In 2013, on an a transatlantic cruise, we met the most wonderful couple, Bill and Linda. It was an instant friendship that followed us back to San Antonio and forever became part of our lives. So many dinners, Las Vegas and more cruises. Bill had a wonderful smile, so positive on life and his devotion to Linda. We will miss him very much.
Barbara & Rick Marco
January 20, 2017
Mr. Hays was a very kind and generous man and I've really admired his relationship with his children (whom I attended KU with many years ago now). My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to your family.
Michael Huber
January 19, 2017
Brian J Brooks and Family with love and prayers for all! Miss you all so much. Tell Kevin and Lisa hello from Oklahoma. Mrs. Linda love you and will be praying daily for peace that passes all understanding.
Brian Brooks
Family Friend
January 19, 2017
Our sincere condolences to Linda and Bill's family. All of us who worked with Bill over the years will hold him forever in our hearts as a client and friend who brightened our days with the cheerfulness of his spirit and the integrity of his character.

Patrick and Elisa Galloway and the Staff of Galloway Research.
Patrick and Elisa Galloway
January 19, 2017
Bill was a great boss, a good friend and a truly good person. My condolences to Linda, Kevin, Lisa and all of his family.
Jerry Hoffmann
January 18, 2017
"O' Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then, in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at last." Old English prayer for my beautiful friend whose memory I will treasure forever.
Jim Velayas
January 18, 2017
Bill was a kind and generous soul. People like Bill leave lasting impacts and memories. I was grateful to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eric Roberts
January 18, 2017
My condolences to Linda, Kevin, Lisa and Bill's entire extended family. Bill was a great boss, mentor, advocate, consultant and friend. And he was one of the finest men I ever knew.
Alex Larson
January 17, 2017
My condolence to you. Bill was a coworker at ATT and did a great job. Liked by all we will miss him.
Ed Whitacre
January 17, 2017
I went to elementary school as well as middle and high school with Bill. He lived down the street from me on Gardiner Lane while we were in elementary school. I saw him at our 45th reunion. Bill was a really nice guy and I am so sorry for your loss.
Harry Jacobson-Beyer
January 16, 2017
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