Clarence Thomas “Tommy” Hayden, Jr., 57, of Grand Ridge, passed into the arms of his heavenly father Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home with his loving family around him.
A native of Julian, NC, Tommy had resided in Jackson County for the past 14 years. He previously worked as owner/operator as a truck driver and in the lawn service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Sr. and Hattie Corsbie Hayden; maternal grandparents, Roscoe and Ora Corsbie; paternal grandparents, Raleigh and Essie Hayden; a step daughter, Robin Dietrich.
Survivors include his wife Alma Barfield Hayden; a step granddaughter, Amanda Williams who lovingly called him “Daddy”; step daughters, Debra Williams, Deena Powell and husband Emmitt; seven step grandchildren, one step great grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews; three sisters, Carolyn Davis and fiancé Dennis Welch, Debbie Cox and husband Ronnie, Cherise May and husband Alton; one brother, Frankie Hayden and wife Judy.
Graveside funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Shady Grove Cemetery with Rev. Flavious Pittman officiating with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.
The funeral cortege will depart James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel at 2 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018 for the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that contribution be made to Fund the Funeral at http://www.fundthefuneral.com.