Carl Ray Hayes

Carl Ray Hayes, a longtime resident of Willow Springs, passed away Tuesday evening, February 9, 2021 at Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mtn. View. He was born October 27, 1931 in Jeiseyville, IL to Ernest and Dora (Bryant) Hayes and was 89 years old.
Growing up, Carl attended the Kincaid School. He married Wanda June Davis on April 29, 1952. While living in Illinois, Carl was a union electrician with IBEW for 38 years. Carl enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1949 and proudly served his country for 4 years. In 1994 Carl and June moved to a farm near Willow Springs. Carl liked to "tinker" around the farm, and he liked to collect guns. Most of his time was spent showing cattle with his son, Dale.  He also treasured the time he spent with his granddaughter, Zowie.  He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and all who knew him.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; grandson, Douglas Brandon Rush; and two sisters: Marilyn Duncan and Evelyn Wilson.
Carl is survived by his children: Donna Rush and her husband, David of Byron, IL; David Hayes and his wife, Susan; Dee McClure and her husband, Todd; Darrell Hayes and his wife, Terri all of Taylorville, IL; and Dale Hayes and his daughter, Zowie of Willow Springs. He is further survived by twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
A graveside service for Carl Hayes will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Willow Springs City Cemetery with Pastor Scott Williamson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC. Online condolences may be left at

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