In Memory of




Obituary for Charles Cortez Hays

Charles was born March, 1940 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and was a lifelong OU fan.He lived 82 years, 50 of those years he served as a pastor in churches inOklahoma, Colorado, Ohio, and Texas. Charles was a longtime resident of Cedar Hill, TX and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was married to his wife, Janie, for 64 years. His ministry and life were a testament of kindness, love and loyalty to family, friends, and church members alike.

Charles is survived by his wife Janie, his daughter Ellen Hays, his son and daughter-in-law Brad and Luanne Hays, his two grandchildren Jess and Chance Hays, his brother and sister-in-law John and Debbie Hays and their family, his brother-in-law & sister-in-law Ron and Brenda Thomas and their children Leann, Angela, and Bethany and their families, his brother-in-law Freddy Kitch and his family, his sister-in-law Gloria Sturgis and her family.

Charles’ Heaven Homecoming was on September 14, 2022 at 4:30 in the afternoon after a long day of breathing problems. He had vascular dementia and in the last few weeks did not talk very much. A few weeks before he passed, he
indicated to Brad that he was thinking of Heaven. Brad told him, “Pop, you’re going to get a new name in glory. That’s going to be pretty awesome! If you get to pick it, you should go with ‘Chuck’ because that nickname never stuck to you
here!” He really seemed to like that.

His Celebration Service will be held October 22 nd at 10AM at Hillcrest Baptist Church,
265 W Pleasant Run Rd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104.

In leu of flowers, the family would ask you to donate to The Bridges Family Resource Center in Cedar Hill, TX.
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