Joseph Calvin Hays III | News, Sports, Jobs
Joseph Calvin Hays III, 83, of Parkersburg, WV, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at Stonerise Parkersburg. He was born in Sistersville, WV, the son of the late Ralph and Mary (Shingleton) Hays.
He retired from GE after twenty-eight years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and formerly a North Parkersburg Baptist. He volunteered for Camden Clark for twenty years and was a member of the Pershing Rifles and the Rose Society. He loved to golf and enjoyed gardening his roses. He had received many accolades for beautifying the city with his roses. He did letters football and basketball at Sistersville High School. He was very jovial and never met a stranger without a joke.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Diane (Mayes) Hays; son Joseph C. Hays IV (Terrie Lea Newhart-Hays) of Moundsville, WV; his daughter Susan Diane Hays-Wright (John) of Winston Salem, North Carolina; grandchildren Elizabeth E. Hays, Megan Mae Wilkes and Jordan Mitchell Miller (finances Carly) and great-grandchildren Ava Svani Hays, Sophia Katherin Joslyn, Braden Tyler Wilkes, Lea Lyn Jade Wilkes and Jack Hayden Dench.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Mary Lou Hays Akers and younger brother Joseph C Hayes.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Kurt Busiek officiating. Interment will be at Friendly Cemetery in Friendly, WV. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is helping the family make arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1710 23rd Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
The family would like to thank the staff at Stonerise Parkersburg for their love and care.