Hays, Walter

Walter H. Hays, age 80, of Cunningham, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at his residence. He was an Army Veteran having served in Germany in the Army Military Police and was of the Baptist faith. He began his work career at Peoples First National Bank in Paducah as a branch manager and then owned and operated with his wife, Hays Well Drilling in Cunningham for over 40 years. Walter loved to hunt and fish and especailly loved his time fishing in catfish tournaments on the circuit. He loved quail hunting and was a former member of Quail Unlimited. He was a big fan of basketball both supporting the Carlisle Comets and the Louisville Cardinals. He was a regular attendee for many years at the Kentucky High School State Tournaments and loved the sport. He was a loving husband and father, adoring grandfather and great- grandfather. His family meant the world to him. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Gupton Hays, and two daughters, Trava (Todd) Smithson of Cunningham and Vanessa (Keith) Myers of Kevil and two granddaughters, Torey (Jon Derek) Goldsmith of Cunningham and Isabella Myers of Kevil. He leaves behind a great- granddaughter Caroline Goldsmith and an expected great-grandchild in October. Walter Hays was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mildred VeuCasovic Hays, a sister Elizabeth Hays and two brothers, Glenn Allen Hays and Bobby Hays. Funeral services for Walter Hays will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell with Rev. Bill Mason and Rev. Larry Purcell officiating and burial in Cunningham Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 5:00 PM Monday, July 2, 2018 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Bardwell. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. You may leave a message for the family or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Published 12:00 AM, Saturday Jun. 30, 2018
Updated 03:35 PM, Saturday Jun. 30, 2018

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