Charles Lee Hayes, 79, of Wellborn, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Funeral services will be at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan on Sunday, January 28, 2018. A visitation will begin at 1pm, until the time of service at 1:30pm. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.
Charles was born on August 25, 1938, in Bryan, Texas to his parents, Clinton Lee and Ruby (Riggs) Hayes. Charles was no stranger to hard, honest work. He had a long, successful career and retired from Texas A&M University. He married the love of his life, Mary Downs, on June 14, 1958. Charles enjoyed gardening and being able to provide fresh vegetables for his family and friends. He was an avid dominos player, always looking for some good competition. Charles also enjoyed fishing, sitting on his back porch looking out at the pond, watching bull riding, and barbecuing.
Charles is survived by his wife Mary Hayes, of 59 years; his son Dale and wife Phyllis Hayes; his daughter-in-law Brenda Hayes; his sisters, Shirley and husband Louis Fowler, Barbara and her husband Don Stang, Betty and her husband Bill Powell; by his beloved grandchildren Amanda and her husband Jacob Little, Taylor Lee Hayes, and James Michael Hayes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Ruby Hayes and his son, Johnny Lee Hayes.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Cowboy Fellowship of Aggieland 4119 Greens Prairie Road, College Station, Texas 77845 or to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org, in memory of Charles Lee Hayes.
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