Obituary: Michael Reed Hayes

November 29, 1948 – February 18, 2020

Michael Reed Hayes, 71, of Bedford, passed away at 10:52 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born November 29, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald Reed and Dorothy Jean (Reynolds) Hayes. He retired from Whitney Tool in Bedford as a machine operator after 36 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Oolitic V.F.W., Bedford Moose Lodge, and Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Survivors include two children, Michael Hayes, Jr., and wife. Jamie and Toby Hayes and wife, Michelle, all of Bedford; five grandchildren, Lacy, Levi, Macaulay, Landon, and Ella; two great-grandchildren, Paisley and Tyson; two sisters, Bonnie Moser (Bob) of Bedford and Loretta Dotts (Tim) of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kevin Andry officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, February 21 st at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a Moose service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

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