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March 23, 1928 –  September 4, 2013  PASTOR JIMMY BERDETT HAYESWHITESBORO ? Graveside services for Pastor Jimmy Berdett Hayes, 85, will be held Friday, September 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Haven Oaks Family Cemetery in Whitesboro, Texas with Pastor Mike Hayes officiating. A memorial service will be held Friday evening, September 6, at 7:00 p.m., at Covenant Church, 2644 East Trinity Mills Road, Carrollton, Texas, 75006, with Pastor Mike Hayes officiating. All services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro, Texas. Visitation services will be held Thursday, September 5, from 7:00 ? 9:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
He passed away on September 4, 2013 in Whitesboro, Texas, surrounded by his loved ones.
Pastor Hayes was born on March 23, 1928 to Luther Paul and Hilah Fay (McLead) Hayes in Obetz, Ohio. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He married his sweetheart of 71 years, Shirley E. Weatherman on May 2, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio. They were side by side for 65 years of marriage. He served in the ministry for 60 years. He was a Bible College Instructor for Texas Bible College and Dean of Men. He founded a church in Flagstaff, Arizona, with an emphasis on ministering to Native Americans. He served as a pastor for 16 years in Midland, Texas. He is loved by thousands of friends, as well as spiritual sons and daughters. He leaves a legacy with his children and their families, all serving in the ministry. He was a family man.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley E. Hayes, of Whitesboro, TX; son, Stephen Michael Hayes and wife, Kathy, of Frisco, TX; daughter, Jennifer Lynn Hayes, of Little Elm, TX; daughter, Joy Marie Driver and husband, Jeff, of Tennessee; grandchildren: Monte Alan Chaney, Amie Dockery, Bric Chaney, Stephen Hayes, II; ten great grandchildren; and a sister, Sharon Gentry and husband, Gerald, of Austin, TX; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Hilah Hayes.
The pallbearers will be Monte Chaney, Stacen Dockery, Tate Dockery, Grayson Dockery, Stacey Dockery, and Stephen Hayes, II. The honorary pallbearer will be Jeff Driver.