John William Hayes, 37, of Fort Smith passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Little Rock. He was born March 16, 1981, in Fort Smith. He attended West Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith and was a manager for Cricket Wireless.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Thompson.

He is survived by his parents, Mitty Toon of Fort Smith and Randy Hayes of Arkansas; his grandmother, Margaret Thompson of Fort Smith; his girlfriend, Jennifer Wentz of Sheridan; and three uncles, James Thompson of Fort Smith, Stephen Thompson and wife Dana of Cabot and David Thompson and wife Regina of Fort Smith.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at West Ark Church of Christ, 900 N. Waldron Road, Fort Smith, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel, 4817 Kelley Highway, Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be Travis Bryan, Marrel Riggins, Nick Hoy, Joseph Riley, Brach Thompson and Donnie Joe Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sigma Tay Gama fall '99 pledge class.

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