Francis “Frank” Wingate Hayes, III

March 5, 2022
Francis “Frank” Wingate Hayes, III

Francis “Frank” Wingate Hayes, III of Williamsburg passed away on March 5, 2022 at age 73.  Frank was born to Rev. Francis W. Hayes, Jr. and Jennie Ervin in 1948.  Frank was a student of history and a true historian.  He greatly enjoyed reading, playing golf at Ford’s Colony, antiquing, and stamp collecting.  He was particularly fond of James Taylor, organ music, and seafood.  His vocations included substitute teaching for Williamsburg-James City County Schools and curating at The Mariner’s Museum in Newport News.

Frank is survived by his dearly beloved daughter and son Sara Jolly (Jason) and Francis Hayes IV (Amanda); grandchildren Jackson Jolly, Francis Hayes V, and Phoebe Hayes; siblings, Alice Hayes and Janet Patterson; companion, Karen West.  Predeceased by his twin sister Helen Sievers.

Family and friends are invited to a service for Frank at a date, time, and location to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Marine Toys for Tots.


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  • March 09, 2022
    Teresa says:
    He was a great grandad

  • March 09, 2022
    Karen L. West says:
    Love is stronger than sorrow....love is forever. So many people whom you taught with have said they knew you to be such a kind soul and you always made them smile. I sure do agree! Love from your forever friend, Karen

  • March 09, 2022
    Karen L. West says:
    Cherished time we have spent together....

  • March 09, 2022
    Karen L. West says:
    Cherished time spent together including during your long illness

  • March 09, 2022
    Karen L. West says:
    My deepest condolences to family and friends. Peace and Comfort now and in the days to come....