Billy "Bill" Ray Hayes age 75 of Corbin, Kentucky passed from this life on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center.
He was born August 17, 1947 in Whitley County, Kentucky to the late William Hayes and Dora Cleo (Mackey) Hayes. In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by a granddaughter Tana Marie Hayes, a great-granddaughter, Kimber Collins, and a brother, Clifton Hayes.
Surviving family include his son, Billy Ray Hayes Jr. (and Vivian) of Whitley City; his daughter, Susan Hayes Ellison ( and Billy) of Williamsburg; wife of 23 years, Linda Hayes; step-children, Daniel Paul of Rockholds, Kentucky, Wayne Sanchez (and Tracey) of Georgetown, Kentucky, Tony Sanchez (and Melissa) of East Bernstadt, Kentucky, Jessica Shepherd (and Dustin) of Winchester, Kentucky, and Brittany Sanchez of Corbin, Kentucky; sisters, Arizona Hayes Thistle (and Willis), Mercedes Stevens (and Lonnie), and Faye Faulkner (and Woodrow); and a sister-in-law, Teresa Hayes.
Also surviving are Bill's 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren who he loved so very much.
Bill was a carpenter by trade and loved wood work. He was a jokester and always loved to make others laugh, but his pride and joy was being with his grandbabies.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday morning after 11:00 am until service time. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm in the Locust Grove Cemetery in Keavy, Kentucky.
Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.