Harry L. Hayes, Sr., 73, of North Ridgeville, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014, at Bradley Bay Nursing Home, following a long illness. He was born in Dunbar, West Virginia and resided in North Ridgeville since 1968, after moving from Hurricane, West Virginia.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965. He owned and operated Harry’s Automotive in North Ridgeville in the late 1980s and early 90s. He previously worked for Bendix in Elyria. Harry was very mechanical and was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed working on cars, watching old movies, especially Westerns.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce (nee Handley); two sons, Harry L. (Kathy) Hayes, Jr. of Olmsted Township, Michael Hayes of North Ridgeville; two grandchildren, Heather and David; brothers, John D. “Denny” Hayes of Huntington, West Virginia, Donald (Jackie) Hayes and Ronald (Sherry) Hayes, both of Hurricane, West Virginia and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Wilda Hayes; two grandchildren, Michael and Jonathan Hayes and his sister Rebecca Powers.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 22, 2014, from 3 until 6 P.M., at Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, where services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, June 23, 2014. The Reverend Bill Shomo will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.