Ronald Clark Hayes, age 66, of Londonderry, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born March 25, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Verlin Hayes and Cresid Varney Hayes Hewlett.

Ron retired from Mills Pride in Waverly. He was an amazing man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren with all his heart. He was thought of as a father by his nieces and nephews. Ron was a “jack of all trades” who was especially good at woodworking. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and turkey hunting. Ron always had advice, no matter how big or small. His knowledge knew no bounds. Ron constantly amazed everyone by remembering how to do the most difficult task. He was always there for his family as well as always willing to help anyone. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Ron is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen Sue Skaggs Hayes, whom he married on June 15, 1974; children: Mary Sue Buckner (Bobby), Ronald Hayes (Jamie) and Joshua Hayes, (Samantha); grandchildren: Brittany Wilson (Kristopher), Bradley Graves, Jr., Titus Hayes, Maelee Hayes, Peyton Hayes, Julianna Graves and Josten Hayes; great grandchild, Harper Wilson; sisters: Velva Carroll and Patricia Hayes; sister-in-law, Tammy Kenner (Jimmy); along with several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by granddaughter, Aleigha Hayes; brothers: Mike Hayes and Dana Hayes; brothers-in-law: Danny Skaggs and Russ Skaggs; and mother-in-law, Mary Jeffries.

In keeping with Ron’s wishes, his body was cremated. A family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com.