Forrest Burch Hayes Sr., 85, of Eastpoint, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 with family by his side.

He served our country as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps, where he rose to the ranks of sergeant. He loved fishing and spending time with his family.

He reunites in heaven with Dorothy Evelyn Stone, and his sons; Forrest Burch Hayes Jr. and James “Jimmy” Ellison Hayes, and daughter; Patricia Darlene Hayes.

Survived by his son, Ronald Allen Hayes Sr. (Tabatha) of Ellijay, Georgia; and daughter; Jacqueline Hayes Golden (John), of Eastpoint, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 26 at the Eastpoint Church of God. Viewing from noon to 1 p.m. with funeral services starting at 1 p.m. and continuing at the graveside with military honors at Eastpoint Cemetery. Anyone who knew him is welcome to attend.

Kelley Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.