Charles H. Hayes III

November 6, 1954 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 67)


"The goal in life is not to live forever, but to create something that does"

On August 24, 2022, Surrounded by those he loved most Charles " Chuck" Henry Hayes lll found his wings and went home.

Born on November 6th, 1954 to Charles and Wyona Hayes, Chuck grew up running his family farm in the town of Richford. At 20 years old he married the love of his life and together they would grow the family farm filling the barn stalls with cows, horses, chickens, and the occasional barn cat. When Chuck was not on the farm, you could guarantee he was watching a football game or searching the paper for the next auction he could go to. His love for John Deere tractors was apparent to all and his treasured tractors will always be a reminder of his constant search for that perfect display piece. The reward in watching his crops grow and knowing at the end of every day he put in a hard honest days’ work was what drove him until his final days when his body finally said "it's ok Chuck, it's time to rest”.  However, nothing would ever fill his heart quite like his kids and grandkids. He made sure they grew up with pride in what they did, the kindness to help a neighbor and a special kind of love for the place they all call home.



After 50 years, Chuck has reunited with his father Charles Henry Hayes ll. He is survived by his mother Wyona Hayes, his loving wife of 47 years Kris (Miller) Hayes their four children, Paul Hayes, Melissa Glezen, John (Danielle) Hayes and Jennifer Hayes. Ten grandchildren, Katlynn Hayes, Leih, Lindsey, Laynee and Dale Glezen, Cassie, Aaron, and Jonathan Hayes, Harper Spoonhower and Alyza Shultz. Chuck is also survived by his brothers and sisters, many in-laws, nieces, nephew's and two very important people in his life Dustin and Landon Spoonhower.


Burial services will be held privately with immediate family. The family will hold a celebration of life on Sunday, September 11 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Rawley Park 13334 Route 38, Richford, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Coach Halloran Memorial Scholarship Fund, with checks payable to Whitney Point Central School district, PO Box 249, Whitney Point, NY 13862, please note on the memo line “Jack Halloran Scholarship Fund”. Coach held an irreplaceable space in Chuck’s heart.  

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Celebration of Life Service
September 11, 2022

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rawley Park
13334 Route 38
Richford, NY 13835

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