Clayton Albert Hayes Jr., "Bud," of Hagerstown, passed away at the home of his son, Clayton, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
Bud was born in Hagerstown on Sept. 24, 1921, the son of Clayton A. Hayes and Lillian Eastella Sanbower Hayes.
He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School, class of 1939.
Bud served in the U.S. Air Corps as a staff sergeant during World War II, stationed in the Aleutian Islands.
He retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
During his retirement, Bud became an avid and accomplished photographer, winning numerous awards for entries in the Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon. Additionally, he enjoyed traveling, all types of outdoor activities, particularly fishing, and his daily walks with numerous friends.
He was an active member of the Elks Club, the Northern Avenue American Legion, the Funkstown American Legion and Izaak Walton League in West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Hazel Poole Hayes; and a brother, Jack Hayes.
Clayton is survived by his second wife, Nadine Hayes of Hagerstown; a brother, Donald Hayes and wife, Gloria, of Hagerstown; his sister, Gladys Triesler and husband, Richard; two sons, Clayton Albert Hayes III and wife, Ellen, of Hagerstown, and Larry Allen Hayes and wife, Mary Ann, of Wayensboro, Pa.; grandchildren, Betsey Hayes Miles and husband, Bradon, of Roanoke, Va., Brian Hayes and wife, Jessica, of New York, N.Y., Joshua Hayes and wife, Melissa, of Chambersburg, Pa., Aaron Hayes of Portland, Ore., and Philip Hayes of Frederick, Md.; and two great-grandchildren, Ellery Hayes and Layne Rydbom.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742.