James Robert Hayes

James Robert Hayes Sr.

Born June 13, 1937 Passed March 20, 2012

Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Venida Hayes, survived by his four sons, Jim Jr., Dan, Nick, John and their wives, Linda, Stormy, Molly and Leeanna along with 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Jim worked for the Rowley Family of Issaquah in the mid 60’s prior to starting a logging business including his four sons, evolving into a successful construction company, “J. R. Hayes and Sons” of Maple Valley. His work ethic was impeccable, so many people will remember his hot temper but what a fun character, and he was a teacher to all who worked with him. After selling the business to his sons, he enjoyed retirement, busy being creative, by rebuilding homes to boats, his love of boats, summering in Roche Harbor, to fishing, and he could tell the best stories! We will celebrate his life with memory of him rejoining the love of his life, his wife and the mother of his children, Venida. As per his wishes there will be no funeral or memorial service.


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