Hayes, Billy R., Freeland, Michigan

Passed away unexpectedly Monday evening November 1, 2011 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper in Saginaw, MI at the age of 77years. Billy was born March 7, 1934 in Oblong, IL to the late William L. and Edith Dessie (Perkins) Hayes and has resided in this area most of his life. Billy was the retired owner/operator of Hayes Auto Sales in Freeland with his son and daughter; he was a Veteran of the Korean War, an avid hunter and fisherman, a very passionate golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. On May 14, 1955 Billy married Carol J. Schall, she survives him. Also surviving are three children; Rick L. Hayes, Cindy (Robert) Clark and Kelly (Tim) Conrad all of Freeland. Eight grandchildren; Travis (Rachel) Hayes, Trisha (Duane) Fox, Lindsay Conrad, David Conrad, Tyler Conrad, Kurt Clark, Laura Sisco, Cheri Clark and a great grandson; Raymond J. Fox also survive Billy. A son; William Richard Hayes and a daughter-in-law; Carol A. Hayes have predeceased Billy. A memorial service will be held on Friday November 4, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Freeland. Rev. Robert G. Schmidt will officiate. Per Billy’s wishes cremation has already taken place. Friends may call at Zion Lutheran Church in Freeland on Friday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers Billy’s family has requested those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements by the Cunningham/Taylor Funeral Home, 310 E. Washington St., Freeland, MI. www.cunninghamtaylorfh.com