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John Douglas Hays

October 4, 1944 November 7, 2018
John Douglas Hays
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Obituary for John Douglas Hays

John Douglas (John Doug) Hays, 74, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born October 4, 1944 in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of John Wickliffe Hayes and Genevieve (Robinette) Hayes.
He was a graduate of Pikeville College, 1967, the University of Kentucky College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1971, and Liberty Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Religion, Magna Cum Laude, 2006.
He was a practicing attorney for 46 years in Pikeville; served as Assistant Pike County Attorney; served as Kentucky State Senator, 1979-1982, representing Pike, Letcher and Martin County, Kentucky; served as President of the Pike County Public Defender’s Association; served as Pike County Judge Pro-Tem; Special Commissioner of the Pike Circuit Court; Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court; Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney; Pike County Judge-Executive Assistant; Pike County Deputy Judge Executive; and, was an Evangelistic Minister.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Myra and a veteran who served in the United States Air Force.
He was recipient of many honors and involved in many activities; He was elected Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Congress, 5th District, Kentucky, Kentucky Bar Association Member Board of Directors; Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee; Member of Kentucky Law Journal; Distinguished Service Award by Kentucky Court Judges Association; Member of the Delta Theta Pi Law Fraternity; Life Member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association; Member of the Masonic Order, Thomas Cecil Lodge York and Scottish Rite, El Hasa Shrine; Member of Sons of American Revolution and Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his Wife, Brenda (Wright) Hays and their Sons, Luke (Sarah) and Andrew. He will forever be remembered and loved by them, and missed by all of his many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wickliffe Hayes and Genevieve (Robinette) Hayes and Brother, Barry Wayne Hayes.
His greatest passion in life was to preach and share the word of Jesus Christ.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the J.W. Call Funeral Home, Masonic Services will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Burial services will be Private.


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Visitation

Saturday

10

Nov

6:00 PM 11/10/2018 6:00:00 PM
J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home

703 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home
703 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville 41501 Kentucky
United States

Service

Saturday

10

Nov

7:00 PM 11/10/2018 7:00:00 PM
J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home

703 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

Masonic Services will begin at 7:00 p.m.

J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home
703 Hambley Blvd. Pikeville 41501 Kentucky
United States

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