Gene Edwin Hayes, age 86, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired from Hayes Construction as a contractor for over 50 years, and a founding member of Immanuel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Hayes served his country in the U.S. Army, played in the U.S. Army Band, and was an avid fisherman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Forney and Lavada Messer Hayes; his wife, Sylvia Richmond Hayes; and three brothers, Noah Hayes, Wesley Hayes, and Everett Hayes.
He is survived by nephew, Bruce Everett Hayes and niece, Laverne Hayes Oxford, both of Lawrenceburg, TN; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2019 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Friday, May 31, 2019, with Reggie Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.