William Donald “Dub” Hays, a resident of Clovis for greater than 50 years, passed from this life into God’s arms on June 23, 2018 after a very very short illness. He was born to Myrle and J.D. Hays on May 3, 1933 in Mayfield OK. He was 85 yrs old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bobby Lee Hays, and brother Troyce Gene Hays.
He is survived by his son Mikel Hays and wife Beth of Clovis; daughter Pamela Hays Davis and husband David of Dumas, TX and Donna Lesa Hays Chavez of Clovis. His grandchildren: Keith White and wife Kyle of Huntington Beach, CA, Tristan Hays of Albuquerque, NM; Ian Hays and wife Jeliza of Las Vegas, NV; Lee Brandon “Peeches” Merrill and wife Gabby of Clovis; Kehley Merrill Meiwes and husband Jarred of Dumas, TX; Bryan Aguilar of Portales, NM; Amanda McKinney of Clovis; and Sterling Bowers of Omaha, NE. Also, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Dub attended school in Dora where he met and married Sherra Ross Hays, the love of his life, on May 16, 1952. Dubs life was spent as a talented hard working entrepreneur, owning restaurants and numerous other adventures. He mined gold in Alaska, and wound up mining Diamonds in Africa, where he came to love the country and the people. At 69 yrs old he rededicated his life to the Lord and founded the Holy Cross Movie Ministry (HCMM) and spent the rest of his days on earth traveling back and forth from Monrovia Liberia, West Africa and Clovis NM spreading the word of God. The ministry grew and by the grace of God he was able to witness thousands of people give their hearts to Jesus. A special thank you goes to Jerry Fisher, whom is the secretary of the HCMM, a dear friend to Dub, and devoted countless hours helping with the ministry in Clovis, and even accompanied Dub to Africa on some mission trips. Dub attended Central Baptist Church in Clovis and enjoyed fellowshipping with other believers in other local churches as well and other surrounding areas. He was very grateful for the support he received from churches and individuals for the HCCM missions.
Dub was very frugal and felt money should be spent and put to work. Therefore, his wishes are to have no flowers or plants but instead if you wish to honor him, please give donations to the HCMM, so that spreading Gods word would continue.
A Family Greet is 6pm-8pm Friday evening June 29, 2018 at the Steed Todd Funeral Home at 800 East Manana, Clovis, NM. Services will be held at Forrest Heights Baptist Church, 1614 South Prince Street in Clovis on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2:00pm. Interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery in Dora, NM.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in Jehovah God’s promise to swallow up death forever and soon end all our suffering. (Rev. 21:3-5; Isa. 25:8) Peace to you during this difficult time.
Kehley, Pam and Brandon, We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers today and always! I know it hurts and you are missing him but just think of the Joy he is having walking with Jesus! Remember we will all be with our loved ones again! Love you Kehley! Brenda and Allen
Allen & Brenda PeoplesEl Reno, OK
Dub, you are my hero. I am so blessed to have known you.
David Zane DavisDumas, TX
I love you. Enjoy heaven.
Pamela Hays DavidDumas, TX