Billy Vernon Hayes

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

FRANKLIN — Billy Vernon Hayes, 86, passed away on April 16, 2019, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.

Born in Suffolk, he was the son of the late George Hayes and Annie Marie Holland Hayes, and was also predeceased by his wife, Aleene Castellow Hayes; and a son-in-law, Jack Knapp.

Billy was a Navy veteran and served during the Korean War.

He collected classic cars and loved spending time at his summer house on Buggs Island Lake. Billy enjoyed boating and loved his friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Debbie Hayes Knapp; and his grand-puppy, Bandit.

The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in Southampton Memorial Park with Pastor Randy Wright officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Wright Funeral Home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to a favorite local charity.