Billy Don Hays, age 79, of Bagwell, passed away, June 15, 2020, at Focused Care in Clarksville.
Billy was born July 21, 1940, in Clarksville to James W. and Eva Johnston Hays. Billy graduated from Hooks High School in 1957, where he played football and ran track. He married Linda Rebecca Long on October 21, 1964. Billy Don worked for Texas Utilities as an Engineer for over 30 years. After retiring from TU, he joined the Circle C Ranch in Detroit, Texas as a Consultant. Billy Don was a trained gunsmith and an avid collector of guns and knives. He served as a Medic in the Texas National Guard. His parents and wife preceded him in death.
Survivors include his son, Jimmy Don Hays and wife, Shannon of Lewisville; his brother, Gary Hays and wife, Brenda of Negley; his step-granddaughter, Shelbi Craig of Clarksville and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no public service, the family will hold a private ceremony at a later date.
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