Curtis Joseph Hayes

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Curtis Joseph Hayes 78, long- time resident of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away July 17, 2014. Curt was born Feb. 28, 1936 in Ponca City, OK to Bernard and Virginia Hayes. He was a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and member of the U.S. Army. He was also known by his family as the world’s best geologist.  He enjoyed his career with the OK Department of Transportation for over 35 years.

He was also a humorist and speaker of agronomy at many events across the nation. Curt was also recognized for his outstanding 15 year service to the Kerr McGee Swim Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn and brother, Craig.

Survivors include:  two daughters (Michelle Scroggins and Marti Black) , two sons-in-law,  four grandchildren, one great-grandson, five nieces, one nephew, ten grand nieces, seven grand nephews, two cousins, 2 sister-in-laws and 1 brother- in-law.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

The song may have ended but the melody still lingers on “ Irving Berlin

4 thoughts on “Curtis Joseph Hayes”

  1. Mel and Tom Mallett

    We have very fond memories of being neighbors. Your family has our deepest sympathy.

  2. Vernon and Sherry Ficken

    Curt and family were all too short a time our neighbors from 1965 to 1971 on Edgewood Drive in Edmond, OK. Wonderful memories of that time. He truely tought us how to raise the best ever garden tomatoes. Curt, you will always be in our hearts and memories. Our sympathy to your children.

  3. My Dad, Ron, and I have very fond memories of flying Curt and his son-in-law, Randy, in our planes to the wonder fly-in Oshkosh, WI. Curt would point out various land features along the way – “There’s a scrape mark or gouge over there in the earth from a glacier, so we should see a gravel pit from glacier deposit near by” Sure enough, there would be gravel pit on the map! We shared adventures with tooth-less taxi drivers and airport ‘courtesy’ cars along the way too. Fly on Curt! Our sympathy is with you Marti, Michelle & Randy.

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