James Ernest “Jim” Hayes, Jr., passed away on March 29, 2012, in Chesterfield, Virginia, at the age of 65.
Jim was born on August 1, 1946, in Memphis, TN, to Vesta Lee Ready Hayes and Dr. James Ernest Hayes. After graduating from Central High School, Memphis, TN, Jim attended Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, where in 1967 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
After earning his Master of Divinity degree from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, Jim was ordained by the Presbyterian Church of America and served as minister of churches in Miami, FL; North Little Rock, AR; and Hickory Withe, TN.
Jim’s lifelong interests included reading, marksmanship, sailing, movies, and travel.
Jim is survived by his ex-wife, Dianne, Meridian, MS, Daughter, Lee Lindsey, Atlanta, GA, with son-in-law Jason and grandson Presley. Son Mark Hayes, daughter-in-law Holly, and grandchildren Nate and Ava, Brownsville, TN. Son Neil Hayes is a member of the U.S. Navy currently stationed in Great Lakes, Illinois.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Vesta, and father, James. He is also preceded by his two beloved basset hounds, Molly and Sally.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 7, 2012 in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, Brownsville, TN. The family welcomes all to join them in paying their respects.