September 7, 1936 — December 2, 2021
Edward Earl Hays, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6:10 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill. He was born on September 7, 1936 in Herrick, Ill. the son of Arthur and Oleta (Lane) Hays. He married Martha Alice Weekly on July 25, 1959 in Tower Hill, Ill. and she preceded him in death on December 3, 2017. Earl was a member of Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville. He loved woodworking, playing cards and drinking coffee with his friends. He also loved his family.
He is survived by his daughter: Delorse (Neil) Sphar of Taylorville, Ill.; sons: Brian (Rita) Hays of Cayuga, Ind.; Mark (Deb) Hays of Paris, Ill.; Jimmy (Sarah) Hays of Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren: Grant, Brian Michael, Brittany, Breanna, Brady, Jodie, Mindy, Paul, Whitney, Hillary, Amber, Eriq, Aleah, Alex, Alexis, Andrew; twenty-one great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sons: Edward Earl Hays and Laurence Dean Hays; grandson: James Hays Jr., great-granddaughter: Brynslee Edwards, great-grandson: Zaylor Hays and all of his siblings.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:00-12:00 Noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery in Tower Hill, Ill..
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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