While deeply saddened by Bill's passing, I will always fondly remember his hearty laugh and infectious smile. In this time of sorrow, our love, thoughts and prayers to all of Bill's family and friends.
May 29, 1923 - January 10, 2022
Sending my deepest sympathies to the whole Hays family. It is sad when the Patriarch of the family leaves you and all of the knowledge goes with them. I bet you could spend hours listening to Mr Bill's stories. I imagine there is a part of him in each one of you. Blessings and Love to you all and maybe a hug thrown in too. Pat Winters Mintle
Every conversation with Grandpa Hays I would learn something new while picking at his amazing wealth of knowledge. This past summer his clarity of thought and coherence was extraordinary. Even so he carried this with quiet humble spirit. I am truly honored to know him, and I will long for those conversations that would carry into the night.
Ending with this: The prosperity of this country was built on the backs of men like him. I can only hope that we will see another generation of men like his in our future.
Russell & Sonja Marwitz
My thoughts and prayers go out to Uncle Bill's family and the entire Hays clan. My impression of Uncle Bill is described in Paul Harvey's narrative titled "So God Made a Farmer". I encourage all that knew Bill listen to it as you remember Bill.
Dr. J. Scott Hays