Rush Springs: James Duane Hayes, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 86.
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Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, August 19, 2019, at the Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow in the Rush Springs Cemetery. All arrangements have been entrusted to Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs. Family visitation will be Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Duane was born Thursday, April 20, 1933 in Pea Ridge, OK, to Noah "Jake" O. and Noami Glenella (Hill) Hayes. He lived in the Grady County area all of his life and had attended school at Pea Ridge Schools. Duane married the love of his life, Vinita Rose Davis in Cox City on October 24, 1953. They were married for 65 wonderful years before his passing. Duane served in the United States Army and also worked for Grady County as a gravel truck driver. He enjoyed taking care of his cattle and working on his tractor. Duane liked to watch his grandchildren's sporting events and other basketball games. He enjoyed watching wrestling on T.V. and Bonanza as well as rodeos. Duane loved spending quality time with his family and cherished it dearly. He will be missed greatly by everyone that knew him.
Survivors include, his wife, Rose Hayes of the home, 3 sons, Larry Hayes and wife Debbie of Rush Springs, Lonnie Hayes and wife Charlotte of Rush Springs, Gary Hayes and wife Crissy of Chickasha, 7 grandchildren, Terri Chambless, Scott Nichols, Dustin Hayes, Bambie Wiyninger, Faron Hayes, Wyatt Hayes, Ethan Hayes, 3 great-grandchildren, Cameron Bures, Sierra Nichols, Tatum Wiyninger, 2 brothers, Don Hayes and wife Lahoma of Rush Springs, Ted Hayes and wife Linda of Oklahoma City. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a host of great friends.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Billie Jean Clements.
Pallbearers will be: Scott Hayes, Ron Hayes, Scott Nichols, Faron Hayes, Wyatt Hayes, and Ethan Hayes.
Honorary Pallbearer will be: Dustin Hayes, Fred Ferguson, Jim Chaffin, Clarence Ballard, Bud Stewart, Marvin Mills, and Joe Jordan.
Online condolences may be made to www.CallawaySmithCobb.com