Carl E. Hays, 90, of Hollansburg, Ohio passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on August 8, 1928, in Connersville, Indiana to the late Robert and Bertha (Nunier) Hays.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine J. (Coon) Hays, whom he married on April 16, 1966; his son, Michael Hays; his grandson, Christopher Wilt; and his siblings, LeRoy Hays and Eldora Prather.
Carl enjoyed working and getting his hands dirty. He retired from the Wayne Corporation in 1990, where he built school buses for 36 years. After retirement, Carl delivered school buses and work as a maintenance man for the Friends Fellowship Retirement Community in Richmond. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Richmond. Carl was a faithful follower of Christ and was a member of the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville. In his free time, he enjoyed baking and making goodies for his family and friends.
Carl is survived by his children, Carla (Dan) Mintkenbaugh of Arcanum, Ohio, and Cathy Hays of Hollansburg; his grandchildren, Stephen and Ashley Hays, Brooke and Shelby Mintkenbaugh, and Hannah Hays; his 2 great-grandchildren, his brother Stephen (Shirley) Hays of Crestview Florida, and his numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Carl's life will take place at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus with Father Wayne Rollins officiating. Burial will follow at Hollansburg Cemetery in Hollansburg.
Guests may visit with Carl's family on Friday from 1:00 PM until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Tribute Funeral Homes to assist with final expenses.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com