“Servant of God Well Done”
Sergeant 1st Class Andrew Hayes
Sunrise: Monday, August 18, 1947
Sunset: Friday, December 16, 2022
Married: Monday, Nov. 21, 1977 to Suk Hayes
Parents: Samuel Lee and Ollie V. Hayes
He was a 1965 graduate of Union Grove High School “The Mighty Fighting Rockets”, Greenwood, Florida. Upon finishing high school he moved to Panama City and worked at Byrd and Sons Pepsi Cola for several years.
He later moved to New Jersey where he entered the United States Army. After 22 years of committed and dedicated service to his country he retired on Tuesday, January 11, 1994. He received numerous awards and citations during his three tours of duty in Korea, and one in Germany.
Upon retiring from the United States Army he began a new career with the United States Postal Service and retired in 2004. He also studied at McKendree University in Radcliff, Kentucky for two years.
Church Affiliation: McChapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Marianna, Florida and King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
Those cherishing his memory: wife, Suk Hayes of Radcliff, Kentucky; son, Andre’ LaMont Hayes and grandsons, Harlem and Seoul Hayes, all of Los Angeles, California; stepmother: Alma Hayes of Marianna, Florida; sisters: Rebecca Anderson of Greenwood, Florida, Mamie Hayes of Marianna, Florida and Leola Hayes Heyward (Sam) of Tallahassee, Florida; brothers: Samuel Hayes (Shirley) of Panama City, Florida, Larry Smith (Brenda) of Tallahassee, Florida and Sonny Williams (Joy) of Tucson, Arizona; five special nephews: Hyun Soo Kim (Tara) of Seattle Washington, Hyun Geun Cho (AKA—Jello) of Detroit, Michigan, Seunghun Yums (AKA—Dennis) of Seoul Korea and Seunghan Yums of The Netherlands and Willie Geno Robinson (Retired Navy) of Ovilla, TX ; sister-in-law: Myung Choi of Seattle, Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
From The Family
Lil’ Bro (AKA/Tight/Andy/Uncle Bald Head) we will miss our gatherings at Gronnie’s under the old oak tree. For the past 10 years you always came home for the 20th of May and hosted a big celebration for the family and the community. People came from near and far and everyone had a ball, especially the kids. We will forever cherish those memories as we wait to see you on the other side.