William “Bill” Lewis Hayes, 53, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. Bill was born Jan. 30, 1968, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to William King and Betty Jane Spence. On May 30, 2015, he married Desiree Shannon.
He was of the Christian faith. He was very mechanical and could fix anything. He loved to restore vehicles, and woodworking as well as cooking, gardening, fishing, camping and music. The greatest joy of his life was joking around and spending time with his children, and family.
Bill is survived by his wife, Desireé; five children, Blake Hibbs and fiancée Lacie Rissman, Neosho, Mo., Liza Jane Hayes, MaKayla Morris, Braden Morris and Kayli Clevenger, all of Nevada, Mo.; four grandchildren, Emalynn Hibbs, Gracelynn Hibbs, Fancee Hibbs, and Sophia Hibbs; three brothers, Rick (Theresa) Hayes, Freeman, Mo., Clayton Hayes, and David (Jamie) Harreld, Nevada, Mo.; four sisters, Sharon Wolfe, Atlanta, Ga., Alice (Ben) Cook, Nevada, Mo., Debbi (Dirk) Scotten, Nevada, Mo., and Betty “Bebo” (Terry) Harp, Kansas, Okla.; as well as several nieces and nephews and a lifelong friend, Willie Hunt.
Preceding Bill in death were his parents; a brother, Mark Hayes; and a sister, Susan Geertsen.
The funeral for Bill will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Ferry Funeral Home with burial to follow in Moore Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time, Tuesday, at the funeral home.
On June 28 of 2012, Bill was the recipient of a heart transplant. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to be given to the St. Luke’s Heart Transplant Donor Family. Please make checks payable to Ferry Funeral Home.
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