Monday, June 4, 2012

Roy Allen "Dockie" Hayes 1936-2008

Roy Allen Dockie Hayes, son of the late Arvil and Hazel (Brooks) Hayes, was born July 31, 1936 in Licking, Missouri.

Dockie departed this life the morning of June 13, 2008 in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center of Rolla, MO, at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 13 days.

Dockie grew up in Waynesville where he graduated from high school in 1956, the same year he married Annis Shores. Later, in 1979, he married Sue Denison.

Throughout the years, Dockie served in the Missouri National Guard. He was employed by Anderson Vending and later by W.E.M. Distributing. In 1984, he began his career with the Pulaski County Sheriffs Department as a Deputy Sheriff, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant before retiring. In his spare time, Dockie enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

Dockie was a member of the Masonic Lodge #375 AF & AM and the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Club in Springfield.

Dockie enjoyed time with family and friends, and he will be very sadly missed by his sons: Brent Hayes and his wife Patty of Waynesville, MO, Ryan Hayes and his wife Renae of Laquey, MO, Matthew Hayes of Waynesville, MO and James Hayes of Portland, OR; three grandchildren: Remington, Rylie and Ashly; special niece: Elizabeth Hayes of Independence, MO; many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Dockie was preceded in death by brothers: James Brooks, Donald Hayes and Clay Hays and his sisters: Loretta Anderson and Betty Elmore.

A Masonic service was held at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 18, 2008 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel. Funeral services followed and was officiated by Rev. Danny Graves. Judge Doug Long recalled his wonderful memories of Dockie. The songs Uneasy Rider, Candle in the Wind, The Dance and Rocky Mountain High were played. Serving as escorts were Jimmy Balestraci, Ronny Cantrell, Bob Cantrell, Norman Anderson, Bill Anderson, Doug Renno, David Brothers, Doug Long and Art Anderson. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dockie Hayes and may be left at Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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