Joe Hayes, 77, of Billings, died Jan. 3, 2017.
Joe was born on May 16, 1939, in Billings. He graduated from Cody High School in Wyoming and, soon after, began a lengthy career in construction and was an all-around handyman. Joe loved spending time in the outdoors, fishing and hunting with his family and friends. In his retirement, Joe spent his days caring for his great-grandsons, Tristan and Kaeden. They loved spending their days together! As the boys grew, Joe enjoyed sharing in their school activities and afterschool sports. He especially enjoyed watching Tristan play baseball each summer. At those games, Kaeden and Joe spent a lot of time enjoying the concession stand.
Joe is survived by his companion, Luella Preuninger; his children, Robert and Rodney Hayes, LaDonna Bergman (Gary) and Debbie Breshears (Mike); nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave.