Scott L. Hays, 42, of Grain Valley, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Slater. Rev. Ed Bell and Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Bethany Weiker, organist, will accompany Donald Martin as he sings "At the Cross" and "Amazing Grace." Burial will be in Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joey Gochenour, Ronnie Sanders, Ron Allen, David Hunter, Bryan Grimes and Jeff Thompson. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Brody Hays Education Fund in care of Weiker Funeral Home.
Born July 26, 1966, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Guy F. "Bucky" Hays Jr. and Betty Thompson Hays, who survives of Slater. On June 4, 2006, he married Heather Dye, who survives of the home. He was a 1984 graduate of Slater High School and earned an A.A.S. degree in mortuary science in 1997 from Kansas City Community College. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and was employed for the past six years as manager of Royer Funeral Home in Grain Valley. He had recently become a partner in Royer-Hays Funeral Home in Blue Springs. He loved sports and served for many years as a referee in the Carroll County area. He was an avid racing fan. He made friends very easily and never met a stranger. He loved to be of assistance to others whenever possible. He loved his family, his friends and the community he served. He will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
Additional survivors include one son, Brody Hays; three stepdaughters, Sierra, Zoe and Hadley, all of the home; two brothers, Greg Hays and his wife, Debbie, of Slater and Rick Hays and his wife, Connie of Slater; three nephews, Shaun Hays, Brett Hays and Dustin Hays and his wife, Katie; and two nieces, Alisha McGary and Deanna Giger and her husband, Scott.
Additional information provided per family recompense.