3219 South Main Street Anderson, SC 29624

Thomas “Tommy” Edward Hayes August 30, 1949 - September 4, 2023

Thomas “Tommy” Edward Hayes, 74, of Anderson, SC, passed away on Monday September 4, 2023, at AnMed Medical Center.

Born on August 30, 1949, in Anderson, SC, he was the son of the late Mack Watson Hayes Jr and Clara Hatcher Hayes. He was a former employee of BASF. Thomas was a SGT in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Division, where he earned the National Defense Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device and the Army Commendation Medal.

He is survived by his wife: Vera M. Hayes; sons: Sandy Hayes (Meredith), Dusty Hayes (Mary), and Watson Hayes; sister: Arleane Gales (Stephen); grandchildren: Kristen Savage (Jeff), Mason Hart, and Rebecca Ward; great-grandchild: Jonathan Henry Savage; nephew: Rankin Chapman (Lacie); great niece: Daegan Chapman; many cousins, special friends, and his 101st Airborne Brothers.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his grandparents: Cleo David Hatcher Sr. and Lona McClain Hatcher

A graveside service will be held at Hayes Family Cemetery, 401 Charles Beaty Rd Iva, SC, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 3pm with Pastor Allen McConnell and Pastor David McConnell officiating. Burial will follow.

The family will be at 401 Charles Beaty Rd Iva, SC.

The Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory South Chapel is assisting the family.




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    Jane orr says

    Rest in peace my friend. You were the most humble caring friend and will be greatly missed.

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    ron watson says

    Tommy was a man among men in my opinion. He walked to the beat of a different drum I’m sorry you had to go.

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      Vickie McClellan Williams says

      Vera and family
      So sorry to hear about Tommy. I had not seen him in several years but followed your escapades on face book. You and your family are in my prayer and thoughts.

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    Dana says

    Rest easy Tommy

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    Rosalyn L. Carnes says

    Vera and family we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you .May Jesus Christ give to you his comfort and
    Peace in your hearts today and days ahead.You are in our Prayers.

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    Betty Parnell Christopher says

    Praying for the family, Think of you often.

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    Sue Martin says

    RIP. You were a nice and caring man. You will be truly missed. I’m praying for the family for healing and strength.

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