James David Hayes


10 a.m.
Thursday, July 20
Barker Cemetery


The Family

{April 28, 1964 - July 16, 2017}

James David Hayes, 53, of Fairfield, IA, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born the son of David and Bonnie (Thomson) Hayes on April 28, 1964 in Kirksville.

Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school and was stationed in Germany.

He moved to Fairfield and was employed in many jobs, from driving a truck to working in manufacturing. He was an avid reader, with a variety of interests. Jim enjoyed reading the encyclopedia. He would spend his free time visiting with his friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents – Jim Creek, Amy Thomson, Dick Hayes and Wilma Clark.

He is survived by his daughters: Kristan (Anthony) Wright of Normal, IL and Amber Hayes (Allison Mathis) of Minonk, IL; parents, David and Bonnie Hayes of Memphis; grandson, Quinten Hayes of Minonk; brothers, Sam (Shelly) Hayes of Morton, IL and Tony Hayes of Pekin, IL; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 20 at the Barker Cemetery in northern Scotland County with Larry Smith, pastor of the Downing Christian Church officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the family and can be left at the funeral home.

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  1. Rest in peace

    Comment by Brian & Beth Osborn on July 20, 2017 at 1:51 am
  2. Jim was a wonderful brother-in-law and uncle to my kids. Always laughing and making the kids laugh. I will remember that always. My condolences to the entire family. RIP Jim!

    Comment by Susan Hayes on July 21, 2017 at 9:21 pm
  3. I am so sorry to read of your loss , Know that I will keep you family in my thoughts and prayers,

    Comment by Brenda Wilson on July 22, 2017 at 11:42 am
  4. We were sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our prayers are with your family.

    Comment by David & Barbara Holton on July 22, 2017 at 11:50 am
  5. So sorry for your lost! I know no words can help at this time, but wanted to let you know I am thinking of you.

    Love, Gail & Merle

    Comment by Gail Brookhart Decker on July 22, 2017 at 4:15 pm

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