Don John Hays, 86, of North Charleston, husband of Jearlyn Parker Hays, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his residence.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, April 30, 2018 at Limestone Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour before the service.
Don was born on May 20, 1931 in Valdosta, Georgia, a son of the late Otto Milton and Winifred Florence Felkel Hays. He was a 1948 graduate of Chicora High School and attended the University of South Carolina as a Journalism student. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War and a member of Holmes Avenue Baptist Church. Don was an active community leader in North Charleston. He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Jean Hays Myers and siblings, Thomas M Hays, Jerry O. Hays, Winifred Grimball, Mary Ellen Kouzes and Helen Cross.
Surviving is his wife, Jearlyn P. Hays; a son, Don J. “Rocky” Hays, both of N. Charleston; a daughter, Sally Ann Hays, Bonneau; grandchildren, Jacob Elton Myers and Andrew Neil Hays; great-grandchildren, Joycelyn D.J. Litchfield Hays; a sister, Mary Hays; special niece, Peggy Ordwell and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.