Richard Carlton Hayes, 81, Mound Valley, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, July, 20, 2016 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2016 at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory with Pastor Seth Gaskin of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church and may be left with the chapel.
Richard was born August 31, 1934 in Randolph, New York to George and Frances (Woodwoth) Hayes. Richard attended Randolph schools and was a veteran of The United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps while serving our county Richard received the Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Richard loved serving God and his country. Richard was employed as an over the road truck driver for over 50 years. Richard is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Independence, Kansas a member of the American Legion and loved his family and the outdoors. Richard married Claire Hayes December 26, 1953 in New York, she passed away on February 19, 2001. He later married Delores Richardson on November 11, 2003 in Miami, Oklahoma. Richard was employed by Fred White as a grain hauler for the past 9 years.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Claire Hayes, two step-children Michael Christian and Brenda Hanson.
Survivors include his wife Delores of the home, Richard (Arlene) Hayes, North Port, FL; Robert ( Dawn) Hayes North Port, FL; Raymond ( Sherry) Hayes, Randolph, NY; Russell Hayes, Randolph, NY; one brother Gordon (Dianne) Hayes, Puryear, TN; four step-children, Stanley Christian, Cedarville, KS; Mark ( Pam) Christian, Coffeyville, KS; Linda Lee, Big Cabin, OK; Rhonda Chowning, Mound Valley, KS; one brother - in - law Herb Richardson, Fredericksburg, VA; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 19 step-grandchildren his beloved kitty Abby, best friend Fred White, longtime friend Bob Miliman and many good neighbors, cousins and friends in Mound Valley.
Arrangements by Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory