He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having served his country honorably in the United States Army.
He was a retired lumberyard employee.
He united in marriage to Cathy Cabell twenty-five years ago.
Besides his wife, Cathy Hayes of Louisville, he is survived by one son and one daughter: William Eric Hayes and wife, Tammy and Lisa French and husband, Willie of Louisville; two grandchildren: Lauren French and Will French; one sister, De Etta Butts and husband, Gene of Marshfield, Missouri; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: After 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 1, 2015 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 P.M., Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. Jeff Akin
BURIAL: Lebanon National Cemetery