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William Wayne Hays, Sr.

August 30, 1954 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 65)


William Wayne Hays, Sr. 65, of Berrien Springs passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at his home.

A gathering of family and friends will take place later this summer.  Online condolences accepted at

William, known as Bill was born August 30, 1954 in Chattanooga, Tennessee the son of the late William R. and Wilma (Leavitt) Hays.  Bill was a US Army veteran.  He was a talented welder and fabricator and recently retired from Pratt Industries, Niles.  He had also  worked at Michigan Die Casting.   

Survivors include his son: William (Patricia) Hays, Jr. and his mother Dorothy Oliver; a step daughter: Sherry Camp; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren;  brothers: Neil (Carolyn) Hays and Mike Hays; sisters: Carol Riggs and Paula (Dan) Perry.

Bill was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Alan Hays in 2012

Arrangements entrusted to Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow   Highway,  Bridgman. 269-465-3239

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