Michael Hamilton Hayes, 80, of Plainfield and formerly of Brazil, Indiana passed away while at Community North Heart Hospital in Indianapolis, following heart complications.
Mike was born on January 31, 1941, the son of Claude and Margaret (Hamilton) Hayes. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1959. He then earned a Batchelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose Poly (now Rose Hulman).
After graduating from college he enlisted in the United States Army and served during Vietnam. He was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant.
As a civilian, he worked at Bussman Fuses, Alison Transmission, Mussett Nicholas Associates, and Magnequench. He also owned and operated Hayes Metal Products for a number of years while living in Michigan.
When he wasn’t working, he loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, gambling, and was an avid Cubs baseball fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Margaret Hayes.
He is survived by his wife Susie Hayes, whom he married on October 12, 1990; children: Greg Hayes (Ann), Scott Hayes (Elizabeth), Jennifer Jervis (Dan), Holly True (Count), and Kelly Downey (Steve); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held at Lawson – Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 11am until 1:00pm. Services will be held at the funeral home, on Friday, at 1:00pm with Pastor Bill Price officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ebenezer Church 1698 E. Co. Rd. 1350 N. Brazil, IN. 47834.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.