Bruce James Hayes
1935 - 2021
December 21, 1935
February 19, 2021
Hayes, Bruce James

December 21, 1935 - February 19, 2021

Bruce James Hayes, 85, of Lexington went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Novant Health, Forsyth Medical Center.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mitch Wilson officiating.

Mr. Hayes was born in Yadkin County on December 21, 1935 to Floyd and Ida Hayes. He was a retired plant manager, having worked for R.J. Reynolds for over thirty years and was a member of Center United Methodist Church. Mr. Hayes was a devoted Lions Club member, having served for over forty years and was passionate about volunteering, especially for the blind. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather whose memory will be cherished forevermore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of forty nine years and eight months, Elizabeth "Betty" Nolan Hayes; a son, Larry B. Hayes; and a daughter, Cathy Gough Cardwell.

Left to cherish his memory include his sons, Jeff Hayes and Zach Hayes; his step-children, Garrick "Brad" Davis and Trina Lynn McKechnie (Steve); a brother, Hugh Hayes (Sara); a sister, Marie Gallimore (Jerry); and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to Center United Methodist Church at 186 Center Church Rd, Lexington, NC 27295 or to the Lions Club at 300 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842.

Online condolences may be made at

Davidson Funeral Home

301 N. Main Street, Lexington, NC 27292
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Published by Winston-Salem Journal on Feb. 22, 2021.
Graveside service
Center United Methodist Church Cemetery
Funeral services provided by:
Davidson Funeral Home
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To the family of Bruce J.Hayes: I'm sorry for your loss.Bruce was a friend to all who knew him.He was kind,
considerate and a worker in the Lions Club. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace with Betty.
Donese Leonard
Donese Leonard
February 23, 2021

Enjoyed seeing Bruce when he delivered our calendar. He will be missed.
Bert and Libba Wagner
Libba Wagner
February 22, 2021
So very sorry for your loss of a dear love one. Charlie F and Hazel Hedrick Sides Families of Lexington Welcome NC and SC and Michigan.
Teresa and Jack Peterson
February 22, 2021
I enjoyed having breakfast at Randy's with Bruce on many occasions. He was always friendly, kind and considerate.
My heart and prayers, as well as those of Bethesda UMC go out to all of his loving family.
God bless
Rev. Rick LeBaube
February 22, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Brian Grubb
February 21, 2021