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Courthouse Community Mourns Loss Of Assessor

By Staff | Nov 21, 2018


Courthouse officials have confirmed that Tyler County Assessor Jack Hayes has died of natural causes. Hayes died Nov. 20, also his 70th birthday.

According to his obituary, Hayes passed away at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Friday at Furbee Funeral Home, 7908 Middle Island Road, Alma where services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Lemoyne Horner officiating. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Alma.

According to his obituary, those wishing to honor Hayes may make donations in his memory to the Wetzel-Tyler Gideon’s at PO Box 227, Middlebourne, WV 26149.

Hayes was a 50-year resident of Tyler County, married to his wife Jean. Together, the two have two sons and several grandchildren.

Hayes worked for Union Carbide in Friendly for 33 years prior to his retirement.

He was first elected as Tyler County Assessor in 2004.

According to Tyler County Courthouse personnel, a new assessor will be appointed at the next meeting of the Tyler County Commission, scheduled for Nov. 27, 9 a.m.

Hayes’ employees noted he was a leader who was professional, but he was was more than a boss – also a friend and like family. Hayes’ employees said he was always kind to his workers and joined in office celebrations. They said he was a giving and generous man, who would joke and laugh and was “fun to be around.”

Hayes’ employees said he would be greatly missed.