William Hayes

Passed 11/25/2018

Obituary for William Hayes

William N. "Rabbit" Hayes, Sr.

Nashville - Age 77, retired NFD district chief, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Preceded in death by wife, Georgia Bender. Survived by children Julian A. (Rochelle), Vanessa E., Bridget A., and William, Jr. Siblings, Ann and Patricia. Former wife Brenda, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great, great, grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends. Viewing Friday, Nov. 30, 1:00-6:00 at funeral home. Visitation Saturday, Dec. 1, 11:00-12 noon with funeral to follow at The Temple Church, 3810 Kings Lane, Rev. Darrell A. Drumwright, Senior Pastor.

Terrell Broady Funeral Home


Guest Book

"A good name (or reputation) is better than fine oil...", says Ecclesiastes 7:1. This scripture applies to Rabbit in many ways. As the other shared memories show, he was kind and giving, friendly with that classic smile and laugh that will be remembered forever. May the family be comforted by knowing he was well thought of and that he is in God's hands.

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I worked with Rabbit and his brother Cliff at Sears Downtown for many years...always enjoyed his sense of humor and friendship....he was always happy and fun to be around... god will enjoy his companionship....

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Mr. Hayes was my neighbor since 2004. He was the best neighbor a person could have. I have a 7 year old daughter that he had the chance to see grow up since our backyards were next to one another. He was patient with her when she’d run up to the fence to talk to him. Every Tuesday on trash day, he’d bring my bins back up to my backyard since I’d already left for work and wouldn’t have to retrieve them in the dark in the evening. Sometimes, I’d arrive home and he’d already cut my front yard to help me out. When I’d receive packages on my front porch, he’d pick them up and hold them for me until I got home since my daughter and I would have many late nights. My fondest memories are those of him just stopping by when we were outside. One time I was working in the yard, and my daughter wandered over when she was about 4 to his back yard, and they sat in the back of his truck with her dolls. I moved this summer, and worried about who would print out his TSU football schedules for him. He was the best neighbor a person could have.

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