Will Edward Hayes, 85, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 28th, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 11th, 1932 in Chipley, Florida to Gordon B. Hayes and Vermell Martin. He left home at an early age to join the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country for 21 years before being honorably discharged. He went on to work for many years with the City of Laredo Airport Police Department from which he retired. Despite many hardships and obstacles in life, he always maintained a positive outlook with a strong faith that kept him going. He was never at a loss for words and would strike up conversations just about anywhere he went. He will be dearly missed by those who crossed his path. Will was preceded in death by his wife, Eliza Elsie C. Gutierrez; parents, Gordon B. Hayes and Vermell Mitchell; his grandson, Robert Garcia; and his granddaughter, Michelle Moke. He is survived by his children, Frances N. Hayes, Debbie L. Cisneros (Guadalupe), Issa J. Arredondo (David), Laurie A. Camacho (Louie), Valerie Y. Moke (Manuel), and Will Edward Hayes Jr; siblings, Frank Hayes, David Hayes, Ben D. Hayes (Jill), Bessie Martin (James), Betty Bass (Allen), and Marsha Harris (Gary); brothers/sisters in law, Olga Cahill, Maruca Eubank, Antonio Gutierrez (Jackie), Leroy Gutierrez (Josie), Judy Watts (Richard), and Issa Gibson (Bill); He was Grandpa to Tania, Rebecca, Daniel, Annie, Issita, David J, Mark, JJ, Lee, Benton, Samantha, Manuel Jr, and Matthew; He was Great Grandpa Hayes to Elijah, Ashlee, Alyssa, Micah, SJ, Lucy, Ellie, Sofia, MJ, Cameron, Jax, and Sarah. Viewing will be 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday, November 6, 2017 at Meadowlawn Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at St. Anthony De Padua Catholic Church, 102 Lorenz Road, San Antonio, Texas. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Air Force. Arrangements are under the care and direction of MeadowLawn Funeral Home, 5611 E. Houston, San Antonio, Texas 78220.

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  1. Our deepest condolences and will surely miss Eddie. Our prayers are with him and his family. I know our sister Elise has already received him with open arms.

  2. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”

    Thanks for your friendship, enjoy your peace my friend.

  3. Frances, our deepest condolences on your dad’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers. Your Laredo Bucks hockey family have you in our prayers.

  4. Our condolences to Valerie, Frances, and the entire Hayes Family. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you, Valerie, on your birthday as well.Our deepest sympathies. Always thinking of you, Valerie, with much love and respect.

  5. I’m So sorry for your loss. My hope is that you feel comfort reading Philippians 4:6,7 where it says you will feel peace when you let Jehovah God know exactly how you feel. He’s always there to listen to those who sincerely draw close to him. And promises to put an end to death and suffering. Revelation 21:4

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