Enid News & Eagle
Gary Hays was born in 1949 to J.L. Hays Jr. and Kathleen McKeown Hays and passed away Oct. 5, 2012.
He graduated in 1967 from Enid. He joined the Air Force and retired after 26 years as a senior master sergeant. He then went to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii and was employed there at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife, Sami; son, John; mother, Kathleen Pickens; sister, Connie Benell; niece, Alyssa Benell; nephew, Curtis Benell; two great-nieces, Shelbey Benell and MacKenzie Knight.
He was preceded in death by his father. Service with full military honors is being arranged in Hawaii.