Jay C. Hayes, Sr.

May 23 1938
Sep 22 2020
82 Years
West Brandywine Township

Jay C. Hayes, Sr., 82, of West Brandywine, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, under the care of Green Meadows Rehab Center of Malvern.  He was the widower of the late Nancy Hayes, who passed away in 2019 after they shared 61 years of marriage.  

Born in the Coatesville Hospital, Jay was the son of the late Beatrice (Barnett) and Job C. "Bud" Hayes.  

Jay was a 1956 graduate of the S. Horace Scott High School and spent one year at Lehigh University before joining the US Air Force in 1957.  He served honorably in the Air Force for nearly five years, earning the rank of Airman first class.  

Jay owned and operated J.C. Hayes Oil Co until 1984.  He was a member of Christ Church of Downingtown OPC and enjoyed riding bicycles, camping, and model trains.

Jay is survived by his two sons: Jay C. Hayes Jr., husband of Dawn, of Coatesville, and Timothy Hayes, husband of Gigi, of Coatesville; six grandchildren, Shannon Butcher (Ty), Jocelyn Brody (Shane), Rebekah Waltz, Alex Hayes (Alyse), Samantha Ostrow (Matt), and Lydia Reed (Jordan); 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Marnie Hershey, wife of Fred, of Coatesville.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Justin Hayes.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 3 PM at Coatesville Bible Fellowship, 6 N 4th Ave, Coatesville, PA 19320.  The visitation will be from 1 PM until the time of the service.  Private interment will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In order to protect those at-risk, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing while at the funeral.  

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Oct 1 2020 - 3:00pm
Service Location: 
Coatesville Bible Fellowship, 6 N 4th Ave, Coatesville, PA 19320


Marnie, So sorry to hear of your brother. Jay's passing. From all the things I heard about him. he is now in the presence of Jesus.

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We will miss our dear friend, Jay. We became friends at Fairview Presbyterian Church and served together for almost 20 years. A man to be admired for his faith in Christ, his love and dedication to his late wife, Nancy and their family - and, to all who knew him. He's home with Jesus and we'll look forward to seeing you in eternity one day. With love, Kim & Mark Brumbaugh 

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Skip, Tim and families:  so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  Barb



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Skip and Tim,

My sympathies go out to you and your families during this time of loss.  May you hold all of the wonderful memories of your father in your heart forever.  Cherish them and allow them to bring you comfort during this time.

May God bless you all and provide the love and comfort that you need.

Val Barlow and Family

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Condolences for your Dad's passing

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Another classmate. Another friend. We will remember Jay.

Bob & Nell Shoemaker

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We are sorry for your loss. Jay was an incredible man and will be greatly missed. He and Nancy were pivotal in House of His Creation from the very start and for that we are very grateful. Praying for peace

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Skip, Tim and family,

Stephanie and I were so sad to hear of your dads passing.  Jay was beloved and admired by so many people over his long life. Throughout our 20-year friendship, your dad was a mentor to me about what it means to serve others. We are sad that we will not be able to attend his memorial service but we will be with you all in spirit. God bless you all. Jim and Stephanie Palmer

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To the entire Hayes family,
I am so sad to hear of Jay's passing.  He and Nancy always held a strong space in my heart.  I am sure Nancy is welcoming him with so much love.  
Love to you all
Kim (Repforce)

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To the Entire Family,

 I am truly sorry for your loss of Jay. At the same time I am very happy for Nancy to have him back. Jay was a role model for us all, in how to treat others. A great man that will be missed by us all.

Godspeed Jay

Rob Harvey

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To the Hayes family, so sorry for your loss. My father & grandfather, Bob & Harold Walton had Walton's Garage across from the Hayes business. Such a wonderful man. May fond memories bring a smile to your faces.

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Sorry to hear about the loss of your father.  May your wonderful memories sustain you.

Gail Jesten

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