Garvey O. Hayes, age 77 of Ivanhoe, Va. passed away early Wednesday morning, August 24, 2022 in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
He was a native of Wilkes County and the son of the late Gwyn O. and Cleo Kilby Hayes.
Garvey was once a member of the Watauga Gun Club and enjoyed bench rest and trap shooting. He was proficient in re-loading his ammunition and also enjoyed metal fabrication both in his earlier years. Aside from shooting, he enjoyed his annual Veteran's Day fishing trips with his core group of veteran friends from Boone, NC. Garvey also enjoyed his saltwater fishing trips with his classmate Capt. Danny Bumgarner of St. Petersburg, Florida, fishing with him in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Garvey had many activities that he enjoyed doing in life. He loved to travel, spending several winters in Florida. He enjoyed well prepared meals; Ohio Amish country pork chops, a perfectly cooked rib eye steak and most of all his favorite biscuit from a locally owned Wytheville, Virginia restaurant with a large glass of orange juice. He loved his farm in Wythe County, Virginia, where he once raised Holstein Cattle with his father Gwyn. The time he spent there sharing his home and land with friends was very special to him. However, he most of all loved his country, serving in the United States Army during Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Willa Gray Rhoades.
He is survived by a son, Geoff Hayes and girlfriend Vicky of Fleetwood; a daughter Jennifer Daughtry and husband Eric of Willow Springs, NC.
Two granddaughters, Katie and Allie Daughtry, and many close friends including, Molly Bartosh of Ft. Chiswell, Va.
The family extends a very special thank you to Charlotte Archer, his caretaker, who was truly a blessing.
Also a special thank you to Jennifer and Kayla from Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the donor's favorite military charity organization.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reese Funeral Home in Austinville, Va., with Rev. Don Crockett officiating. The family will recieve friends one hour mprior to service time from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. There will be Military Rites held at the Reese Funeral Home following the memorial services.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
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