Published in Boonville Daily News from February 19 to February 26, 2013
George Hayes, 88, of
Rocheport, MO, passed away February 16, 2013.
He was born on November 19, 1924 in Huntington Park, CA to James and Amelia
Uncle was in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, He played professional baseball
with the House of David before the war and Amarillo Gold Sox, this was
a triple A team in 1952 along with a few other teams. Uncle got to play
against Satchel Paige, Mickey Mantle, and many more great baseball players
in history. Uncle passed his love of baseball on to his nephew and his
great great nephew.
When uncle had any spare time you could find him at the racetrack where
he watched some of the greatest racehorses in history run. His love for
the horses was passed on to his great niece and his great great niece.
George is survived by his brother, Jim Hayes Sr. of Rocheport, MO; nephew,
Jim Hayes (Karyn) of Rocheport, MO; great niece: Tracy Johnmeyer (Justin)
of Fayette, MO; great-great niece, Amee Riley of Boonville, MO and great-great
nephew, Jerrod Riley of Fayette, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his great nephew.
There will be a graveside service at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20,
2013 in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, MO.