William Fred “Cooter” Hayes (71) of Hickory, North Carolina passed away Saturday March 26, 2022, at the Charles George Veterans Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. William was born in Boling Springs, North Carolina to the Late John Junior Hayes and Emma Cordellia Codgell.
William is preceded in death by his brothers, John Hayes, Bob Hayes, and sister Mary Jo Rudisill.
Mr. Hayes graduated from Granite Falls high school and later enlisted in the United States Army. William was a proud member of his local Baptist Church and enjoyed many things such as drag racing, fishing and sports cars.
William leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, Donna G. Hayes. William is survived by his son, Charles Hayes, of Hickory, North Carolina, his brother, Bud Hayes, of Sawmills, North Carolina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A special Thanks to the medical staff at the Charles George veteran’s hospital for their hard work and dedication to William Hayes’ healthcare.
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