William C. “Billy” Hayes of Caro, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at his home with his daughter, son, and girlfriend by his side. Billy was born August 11, 1956, in Cochran, Georgia, the son of the late Shelly L. and Jean (Smith) Hayes, and grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He worked in the carpentry/building trade for approximately 30 years and then at Riverview for eight years. Billy was united in marriage with the former Nancy Lynn Brown in Florida and she preceded him in death. His hobbies included watching T.V., hunting, fishing and the out-of-doors.

Billy is survived by two children, William Brown of Fenton, Virginia Lee Hayes of Fenton; one grandson, Abel; mother, Jean Mills of Ormond Beach, Florida; his significant other, Samantha Martin of Caro; siblings and their spouses: Shelly L. “Buzz” Hayes III and his wife, Donna, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Tim Wilson and his wife, Lorie, of Hershey, Nebraska, Sharon Music and her husband, John, of Ormond Beach, Florida, Andrea Kamakaris of Wheat Ridge, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Billy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro. Following the gathering, a potluck will be held at Billy’s home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Virginia Hayes, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.

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