Jimmy Ray Hayes, 71, of Paducah passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his residence surrounded by family.
Mr. Hayes, after serving his country as a Marine Aviator for more than 22 years retired as a Major from the USMC, after retirement he was a Director of Military Programs and Requirements at Piasecki Aircraft and he was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Hayes of Paducah; four sons, Chris Hayes of Pensacola, FL, Bill Hayes and wife Debbie of Pensacola, FL, Kris Bolte of Paducah, Kraig Bolte and wife Michelle of Fredericksburg, VA; three daughters, Amanda Hayes-Hamrick and husband Clyde of Orange, VA, Andrea Hayes of Eagle Point, OR, Erica Reader and husband James of Arvada, CO; two brothers, Richard Hayes and wife Nancy of Hopkins, MI, Keith Hayes and wife Melinda of Pensacola, FL; 19 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Luenelle Jones; father, James Hayes.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Hughes Funeral Home in Paducah with Brother Jimmy Franks officiating. Burial with Full Military Rites will follow at Trace Creek Cemetery in Mayfield, KY.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the funeral home.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.hughesfuneral.com.
Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.