Larry C. Hayes, PhD, took residence in his heavenly home on September 19, 2023.
He was born in Russellville, Alabama, on October 16, 1945. He was a 1964 graduate of Russellville High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and education from the University of Alabama. He taught math, science, chemistry and physics at Phil Campbell High School, Demopolis High School and John Carol High School (Birmingham, Alabama). He later received his Master’s Degree and his Doctorate in Molecular Biophysics from UAB, after which he worked in a research laboratory in Birmingham, Alabama, until his retirement. He published several research papers.
He asked Jesus into his heart as a teenager. He loved the Lord and enjoyed talking about the second coming of Jesus Christ. He was an avid Crimson Tide fan and probably knew more about football and baseball than the average sports analyst. He was a kind man and loved people. He loved to cut up with the staff at Russellville Healthcare. He loved looking at pictures and videos of his great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Shirley Hayes and his parents, Roy and Gladys Hayes.
He is survived by his sister, Debbie Hayes Rice (Harold); niece, Traci Rice Guy (David); nephew, Danny Rice; great-nephews, Colton Guy, Roman Guy and Maverick Guy; stepgreat-nephew and niece, Dylan and Carly; several cousins and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel, Russellville, with burial in KP Cemetery, Russellville. Officiating will be Wade Wallace. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
We would like to thank the staff of Russellville Healthcare and Hospice of North Alabama for taking care of Larry.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that you consider donating in memory of Larry to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929 or the charity of your choice.
Everyone say Roll Tide in memory of Larry.
Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, is directing.