Roy A. Hayes

March 19, 1944 ‒ January 14, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Roy A. Hayes, age 73, of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home Sunday evening, January 14, 2017.

On March 19, 1944, Roy was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the son of the late Leonard Scott and Lucille Pearl (Miller) Hayes.  He graduated from Iberia High School in the Class of 1962.

For 43 years, Roy worked as a machinist at H.P.M. in Mount Gilead, retiring in 2007.

Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting Indian artifacts.  He was an auxiliary member of the VFW and AmVets in Mount Gilead.

Roy is survived by his son, Anthony Hayes of Mount Gilead; his daughter, Sherri (Kendrick) Adams of Delaware; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two brothers: Leon Hayes of Dade City, FL and John Hayes of Galion.  He will also be dearly missed by his canine companion, Shiloh.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rosanne Jacobs.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Roy’s name may be made to the Morrow County Veterans Services.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Roy’s family and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Sherri I’m very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My Mom (Sandy Chalfant) also sends her condolences. Our thoughts are going out to you and your family.

  • My condolences to my neighbor and long time friend, who I was honored to help in his last hours of need. You are finally at peace.

  • My condolences to the family of my neighbor and long time friend, who I was honored to help in his last hours of need. You are finally at peace, Roy.

  • So sorry to see this in our paper today. We tried to find Roy, Johnny and Leon when Aunt Ruth passed away 3 years ago and didn’t have any luck. I will forward this to our cousin Gary Weaver in Arizona. My sister Nancy lives in Bellville and our older sister Linda passed away four years ago. I wish we could have seen each other a few years ago. Roy and I have birthdays only 4 days apart. My thoughts and prayers are with his children and grandchildren.

  • Sorry to hear about Roy will miss chatting with him and Shiloh when we take our walks through the neighborhood

  • This has came as a shock to me. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. Rest in peace in heaven Roy.

  • Its hard to say the right words at a time like this sorry for you loss just doesn’t seem to be enough. Our prayers goes out to the family.