Funeral services for William Robert “Bill” Hayman, 94, Willow Springs, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Hayman died at 9:50 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born April 18, 1919, at Port Huron, Michigan, to John Robert Hayman and Sarah Beatrice Drago Hayman. On June 20, 1942, he was married at Buffalo, New York, to Beulah Ruth “Bee” Smades, who preceded him in death on December 21, 2012. He was a merchant marine during World War II, a member of the Church of Christ, was an active song leader and worker within the church, an active member of Father Singers, and actively taught Bible classes at Willow Care. Mr. Hayman worked for General Motors-Chevrolet and in the last five years of employment, he worked in the overseas division throughout the world. He also won numerous medals in golf and bowling while playing in the Senior Olympics throughout the United States.
He is survived by one daughter, Judith Turner, Willow Springs, Missouri; three grandchildren, Scott Turner and wife, Robin, Van Buren, Ohio, William Martin and wife, Melinda, Caulfield, Missouri and Michael Mill and wife, Lacy, West Plains, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Layne, Brett, Ryan and Andrew Turner, Van Buren, Ohio, Destiny Martin and Chasity Wake, Caulfield, Missouri; and one sister, Alice Olmstead, Newport Richey, Florida.
His parents, wife, one daughter, Janice Lynne Mill, one son-in-law, Randy Mill, and grandson, Richard Mill, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Willow Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.