May 31, 1941 ~ January 13, 2005
William, 'Bill' McNeily Hays, Jr., 63, left on angels wings January 13th, 2005 to join his father, William Hays, Sr. in the next chapter of his life. Born in Oklahoma City, May 31, 1941 to William and Lula LeBouef Hays, Bill graduated from Waco High School and Texas A&M in 1965 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. While at A&M, he served as first sergeant and commanding officer of Squadron Eight of the Corps of Cadets. Known for his integrity, Bill joined the Marmon Mok Architectural Firm in 1971, leading the mechanical engineering department and was named a partner in 1976. During his career, he worked on several major projects including the San Antonio International Airport development, the Alamodome, One Riverwalk Place, the Texas A&M Recreational Sports Building and numerous financial, medical, church and governmental projects.
Bill served as president of the Comal School Board of Trustees, president of Smithson Valley Athletic Booster Club and vice-president of the Bulverde Area Volunteer Fire Department. He was named a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M and engineer emeritus for Texas A&M Tau Beta Pi Society. Bill was also on the Chancellor's Council and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M, and an accreditation visitor for the national Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Inc.
Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Diane Berry Hays of Spring Branch, TX., his dear daughter, McNeily Hays of Spring Branch, two sons; Sean Hays of Lyons, CO., Dirk Hays of College Station, and his mother, Lula LeBouef Hays of Waco, TX., four siblings; Wayne Hays of San Antonio, Kirk Hays of Havre, MT., Janet Glockzen of China Spring, TX. and Colleen Gilchrest of Belton, TX.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Bone Marrow Transplant floor of the Methodist Hospital for all of their loving care, compassion and friendship.
Serving as Honorary Pallbearers: Perfecto Barbosa, Dror Baldinger, Wade Cleary, Earl Cutler, Howard Decker, Greg Houston, William Reeves, Ben Daniel Roth, Paul Silber, Steve Souter and Shawn Bacon.
Should you choose to send flowers, they may be sent to Meadowlawn Park and Crematory at 5611 E. Houston St., Sunday and Monday or to Alamo Heights United Methodist Church at 825 E. Basse Rd. San Antonio, TX. 78209 after 9 A.M., Tuesday January 18th. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill's name to Texas A&M University, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3123 TAMU, College Station, TX. 77843-3123, St. Peter - St. Joseph Children's Home, 919 Mission Rd., San Antonio, TX. 78210, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Southwest Texas Chapter, 950 Isom Rd. Suite 104, San Antonio, TX. 78216 or to the charity of your choice. You are invited to sign the guestbook by selecting Obituaries at meadowlawn.net. Arrangements by Meadowlawn Park and Crematory.
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