Charles Jerry C. J. Hayes, age 77, of Gladys Street, Boone, passed away Thursday evening, February 27, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.
Born May 7, 1936 in Watauga County, he was a son of Carl Marion and Emma Coffey Hayes. C. J. was a member of the Boone Advent Christian Church. After serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, C.J. began a 55 year career at the Appalachian Theater, retiring as manager. He was a master at restoring antique cars.
Most important in his life was his family and spoiling his granddaughters.
Survivors include his wife, Polly Greene Hayes; daughter, Kelly Hayes Greene and husband, Keith, and two granddaughters, Kinsey and Kloie Greene, all of Boone; sister, Mary Davis and husband, Jim, of Lenoir; and brother, Jim Hayes and wife Betty, of Harrisburg. A number of nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by a son, Chuck Hayes; and his parents, Carl Marion and Emma Coffey Hayes.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 2, 2014, at 2 PM at the Boone Advent Christian Church, officiated by Pastor Gordon Noble. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 PM prior to services, at the Church. Burial, with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #130 will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
The family respectfully requests no food or flowers, and suggests memorials to the Seby B. Jones Cancer Center Emergency Fund, PO Box 2570, Boone, NC 28607.Funeral Homes