Anthony Bruce Hayes
Anthony Bruce Hayes
  • March 29, 1982 - September 30, 2015
  • Greenville, North Carolina

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Anthony Bruce Hayes, age 33 of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

He was born on March 29, 1982 to Bruce Hayes and Liz Schaechterle. Anthony lived a journeyman’s life. He grew up partially in Ohio; moving to North Carolina in 1994. He graduated from Northern Nash High School in 2000. After graduation, he entered the US Navy for two years. He found the Navy not to his dreams and moved back to Rocky Mount. He spent time in Ohio and Michigan before settling in Wilson, NC. He graduated from Wilson Community College with an Associate’s Degree and from there; he struggled to make life work; moving to the Outer Banks, Wilmington and then to Greenville where he was attending Pitt Community College; home was always Rocky Mount. He will be missed terribly.

Anthony is survived by his loving father and step-mother, Bruce and Deborah Hayes of Rocky Mount; his mother and step-father, Elizabeth and Keith Schaechterle of Okeana, Ohio; his sister, Megan Schaechterle; his step-brother, Michael Frazier and his wife Tiffany; grandparents, Dick and Vi Olinger; great-grandmother, Mae Hayes; other family members of loving uncles and nieces; and family members of Dave, Michael, Todd, Curtis and Chris Hayes, Dawn Overbreak and Uncle Al Black.

A fund has been created in honor of Anthony for the Alzheimer's Association.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, October 4, 2014 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 661 English Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.