Clyde D. Hayes, 83, of Bonnie passed away Friday morning, July 3, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Hayes was born March 19, 1937 in Jefferson County, Illinois the son of Bill & Iva (Monday) Hayes.
Clyde married Rozella Beckman on November 22, 1958. They celebrated 61 years together before she preceded him in death on January 1, 2020.
Mr. Hayes was a member of the Bonnie United Methodist Church. He was a Sunday School teacher there for many years. Clyde was passionate about education. Clyde started his teaching career after graduating from college at age 19. He went on to futher his education receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University and his Master’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University. He was the superintendent at the Ina Grade School for many years.
Mr. Hayes is survived by his:
Daughter: Tawnya Adams & husband David of Bonnie
Son: Dale Hayes & wife Mariah of Benton
Cameron Young & wife Vanessa of Herrin
Maddie Hayes of Benton
John Adams of Bonnie
Cade Hayes of Benton
Great-Grandson: Owen Sink
Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, 3 Brothers & 1 Sister.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 7th in the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn with Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, following the passion that Mr. Hayes had for education, memorials are requested to a Scholarship Fund for his grandchildren.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com