James E. (Jim) Hayes, age 82, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas. Jim was born June 29, 1935 in Crofton, Kentucky, the son of Richard E. & Annie (James) Hayes. A resident of Leoti, Kansas since 1966 moving from Kalvesta, Kansas, he was Owner/Operator of Hayes Sales and Service in Leoti, Kansas.
Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School Superintendant. He was also active in the Leoti Lions Club, Leoti Area Chamber of Commerce, Hi-Plains Educational Cooperative Board of Directors, and Goodland Area Vo-Tech Board of Directors and served on USD 467 School Board for many years.
On July 22, 1961 he married Rosetta Woods at Cimarron, Kansas.
Jim’s surviving family includes-
Rosetta Hayes- Leoti, Kansas
Brian Hayes- Wichita, Kansas
Dayla & James Jensen- Wichita, Kansas
Shannon Hayes- Wichita, Kansas
Shonda Hayes & Vince Evans- Wichita, Kansas
Glenda Luttrull- Trenton, Kentucky
Donnie & Monna Hayes- Sacramento, Kentucky
Twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren
His parents, a sister, Annette Coker and a granddaughter, Schuyler Carlson precede him in death.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 11, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Leoti, Kansas with the Reverend Brad Kirk officiating.
Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery in Leoti, Kansas.
In celebration of Jim & his family, there will be a dinner at the Wichita County Community Building following committal services. All are asked to attend.
Friends may call from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Wednesday and from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Leoti E.M.T.’s in care of the funeral home.