Robert "Cleo" Hayes, Sr.
Mr. Robert "Cleo" Hayes, Sr., 89, husband of Dorothy "Dot" Lee Gilstrap Hayes, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Born in Pickens County, a son of the late Rev. Millo Hayes and the late Florence Sweet Hayes, Mr. Hayes retired from Mayfair Mills-Glenwood Division and was a member of Arial Baptist Church.
Cleo loved fishing, woodworking and had a passion for 1966 Ford Mustangs, but his greatest love was for his family. He will dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of forty-seven years, are a son, Robert C. Hayes, Jr. (Erik) of Arvada, CO; two daughters, Vicki Lovell (Butch) of Liberty, and Betty Winslett (Jamie) of Easley; three brothers, Theo Hayes (Mary Ann) of Pickens, Marvin Hayes (Margaret) of Easley, and Arthur Hayes (Brenda) of Pickens; a sister, Bobby Turner of Pickens; six grandchildren, Michelle Foster, Chris Robinson (Rachel), Melissa Coker (Stanley), Melanie Sullivan (Jonathan), Amanda Cantrell (Adam), and Shane Lovell; twenty-one great-grandchildren and one on the way; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 20, 2023, at the Pickens View Wesleyan Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM Friday at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.
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