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Tom Hayden

Thomas "Tom" Steele Hayden, 57, of Apison, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Rubye Hayden and stepson Clint Scoggins.

Tom was a loving husband to his wife Melanie Buckner Hayden and devoted father to their daughter Cloee and his two sons Matt and Mitch. Tom is also survived by his brother Shannon (Elesa), Romy (Pam) and sister Suzanne Sheffield (Chris) and many loving nieces and nephews and other family members.

He was employed by US Xpress for more than 18 years. He enjoyed many hobbies; among those, golfing, cycling, and woodworking were some of his favorites. Those who knew and loved him knew he was very talented in many areas of his life. He was passionate about life and nature.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN.

A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3 PM, with Rev. Mark Flynn and his brother-in-law Danny Poole officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to The American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Announcement by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.