Joseph Earl Hayes, of Mt. Juliet, died May 21.
Hayes was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was retired after 42 years from the Federal Food and Drug Administration and was an avid Auburn football fan. Mr. Hayes was the son of the late, William Howard and Inamyrl Payne Hayes.
He is survived by: wife of 50 years, Andrea Hayes; sons, Alan (Melissa) Hayes, Andy (Shannon) Hayes, Jim (Melissa) Hayes and John (Andrea) Hayes; grandchildren, Olivia, Matthew, Allyson, Hailee, Jordan, Joey, Jimmy, Zoe and Ava
Funeral services were Sunday, May 25 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN with Rev. Chuck Groover officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were grandsons and brothers-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wayne Oakley Sunday School Class.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.
Visitation will be 12-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and one hour prior to service time Sunday at the church.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.