John Allen Hays
John Allen “Johnny” Hays passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in San Marcos, Texas, at the age of 72 years, 8 months, and 19 days. He was born Dec. 21, 1940, in San Antonio to Jack Mundine and Nadone Allen Hays.
A former resident of San Antonio and Galveston, Johnny was a resident of Sutherland Springs for 24 years. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union in Galveston County, a former member of the First Baptist Church of La Marque, a member of Northview Baptist Church in Floresville, and former member of PWP.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Ann Thigpen Hays in January of 2013; his parents; and his sister, Susan Hays.
Johnny is survived by his children, Kim Phillips and husband Mark of Texarkana, Susan Belanger and husband Bob of New Braunfels, and Lance Clem and wife Jennifer of Texas City; his brother, Bill Hays and wife Mary of Boerne; grandchildren Zach Gilliam, Len Belanger, Lane Belanger, Logan Belanger, Kristen Clem, and Sarah Clem; great-granddaughter Emily Charter; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the Franklin Funeral Home in Floresville.
A funeral service was held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Chuck Jennings officiating.
Interment followed in the Sutherland Springs Cemetery in Sutherland Springs.
Serving as pallbearers were Lance Clem, Bob Belanger, Zach Gilliam, Troy Gilliam, Mark Phillips, Len Belanger, and John Thomas Hays.