Gainesville – Joseph Leo “Joe” Hayes, 67, died on June 23, 2018, in Gainesville, Texas. He was born November 26, 1950, to Thomas “Tom” and Mary (Welch) Hayes, in Troy, New York. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Cowboy Church in Oakridge, Texas.
Joe married Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Stone on December 20, 1992, at the First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Texas. Together they had one son, Ty Hayes.
Joe was raised in the Catholic religion and served as an altar boy. He graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Mr. Hayes also served on the board of North Central Texas College. He had been a resident of Gainesville since 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Liz, son Ty Hayes of Denton, step-son Keck Baker and wife Jen, step-daughter Holly Bougin and husband Matt both of Old Church, Virginia. Mother, Mary Hayes of Schaghticoke, New York. Two step-granddaughters, Annebelle and Emmy Lou. Two step-grandsons, Liam & Baker. Brothers, Daniel Hayes of New York and Jimmy Hayes of South Carolina, Two sisters, Maureen Hayes and Patty Westscott.
Preceded in death by his father, and brother Bobby Hayes.