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Willis Melvin Hayes

November 5, 1932 ~ December 24, 2018 (age 86)

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Funeral Service
December 28, 2018

2:00 PM
Laverne United Methodist Church
302 Jane Jayroe Blvd.
Laverne, OK 73848

Interment following funeral service
December 28, 2018

Pleasant Ridge
9 Miles North of Laverne
Laverne, OK 73848

Willis Melvin Hayes, 86, of Rosston, OK passed away on December 24, 2018 at his home near Rosston, OK. He was born November 5, 1932 to Lloyd Lester and Hazel Pearl (Forbis) Hayes at their farm home northeast of Douglas, OK.

Willis married Hazel Marie Furgason at Buffalo, OK on October 28, 1951. They lived in a little two room house north of the home place until Willis was drafted into the Army in December of 1952. He moved to Camp Roberts in California for basic training. Afterwards, Willis and Hazel moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he served at Fort Lawton training in anti-aircraft skills. After being discharged in December of 1954, they moved back to Rosston, Ok where they resided until his death.

He always enjoyed family get-to-gathers and being around family and friends. He loved the life they built on the farm which was his passion. He worked numerous jobs, including carpentry, Unit Drilling, and L & L Dirt.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Marie Hayes, his parents, Lloyd and Hazel Pearl Hayes, one sister, Francis Irene Jones, one brother Lloyd Duane Hayes, two grandsons, Cody Jo Morris, and Jason Lloyd Love.

Survivors include his daughters, Teresa Ann (Terry) Bozarth and husband, Melvin of Laverne, OK, Wilma Jo (Jody) Morris and husband, Bruce of Laverne, OK, Linda Lee Price and husband, Randy of El Reno, OK, Brenda Marie Anderson and husband, Danny of Slapout, OK, and Connie Jean Love and husband, Doug of Laverne, OK. Thirteen grandchildren Tricia and Brent Tiede of Wichita, KS, Willis and Ashley Morris of Rineyville, KY, Melvin Bozarth, Jr and April of Laverne, OK, Mandy and Eric Freeburg of Thomas, OK, Nikki and Lee Akins of Arnett, OK, Francis and Chance Longo of Midland, TX, Kelli and Brock Perryman of Ninnekah, OK, Holly and Scott Petrick of Gate, OK, Megan Price and James of Hinton, OK, Kyle and Katie Love of Laverne, OK, Bradley Love and Krystan of Laverne, OK, Danielle Anderson of Woodward, OK, and Joshua Love and Jordon of Laverne, Ok. Twenty six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also, surviving are two sisters, Joyce Ann Little of Rosston, OK, Deloris Pearl Williams of Needles, CA, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease Study c/o Philanthropy
Medical Center Blvd., Winston - Salem NC 27157-1021

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