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Joseph "Joey" Paul Hayes
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina
    508 Hampton Street, Suite 206
    Columbia, SC 29201

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“I've know Joe since 1979. We worked together as carpenters in our youth and when he started his painting business, we continued that relationship...Read More »
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“As human beings, we are tempted to trumpet only the things we feel we discovered or created .Too little over a year ago I was spending time with my...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Donn Shetler - Boston, MA

“I am saddened to hear of Joey's passing. He was a good friend and at times we worked together on painting projects. Joey always did good work and was...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Bill Delamar Delamar - Durham, NC

“I would like to extend my condolences to your family. God is near to the broken hearted. ”
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Joseph "Joey" Paul Hayes, 65, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away peacefully at the Charleston Hospice Center after a year long battle with cancer on Sunday, July 1, 2018. There will be a Sunset Memorial Service held Friday, July 20, at 7:30 PM on the pier at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Joe was born August 19, 1952 in Raleigh, North Carolina, son of the late Paul Revere Hayes and the late Madeline Smithy Salmon. Growing up in Goldsboro, NC with his older sister, Gloria Price of Knoxville, TN and his twin sister, Joann Pope of Zephyr Hills, FL. Joe learned the value of kindness, honesty and rewards of hard work which followed him all of his life. He learned these values at the Odd Fellows Home where he and his sisters were residents. Joe joined the United States Navy and traveled the world. He returned to Raleigh and began a lifelong career in paint contracting. Following that, in DC for awhile and returning to Raleigh, NC. He moved to Charleston on March 1, 2016 and was so very proud to call this lovely city his home.

He is survived by not only his sisters, but his loving wife, Pam Coopersmith of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Those that knew him were always touched by his kind, gentle and peaceful presence, which was with him until the end. He leaves behind many lifelong friends, who will hold him in their hearts for a very long time to come.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 206, Columbia, SC 29201 or Hospice of Charleston - Gentiva, 4975 LaCross Street, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29406-6531.