Wayne Hadley Butch Hay

July 20, 1942 ~ January 26, 2011

Wayne Hadley "Butch" Hay, 68, of Missouri City, TX entered into eternal peace Wednesday, January 26, 2011 surrounded by his family.

Mr. Hay was born in Conroe, TX, raised and educated in the Lake Arthur and Lake Charles areas and was a graduate of Lake Arthur High School. He proudly served the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 404 in Missouri, City, TX. Having retired from L-CON Engineering, Mr. Hay followed his career as an Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry which led him all over the world. He was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church of Sugar Land, TX.

He will be most remembered as a great story teller and friend.

Mr. Hay was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. His greatest times were those he shared with his family.

He leaves to honor his memory, his wife of 47 years, Jeanette Marie Hay of Missouri City, TX; four daughters, Sharla Baldovino of Houston, Shelly Burke and husband A.J. of Richmond, TX, Shonda Wedgeworth and husband Michael of Missouri City, TX and Sara Hay of Sugar Land, TX; six grandchildren, Monet Hay, Adrian Baldovino, Hadley Burke, Grace Burke, Alexandre Wedgeworth and Sophie Wedgeworth; two great- grandchildren, Gabriel Alba and Ava Jones; six brothers and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his son, Fred Wayne Hay; parents, Hadley and Pearl Hay and a brother, Ricky Hay.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 PM Saturday, January 29, 2011 in St. Margaret Catholic Church. Monsignor Charles Dubois will officiate. Interment will follow in Hebert Cemetery in Hecker, LA under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation Friday will be from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM with a scripture service and rosary beginning at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue Saturday from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM in the funeral home.

Donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210 4486.

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  1. Dear Jeanette and family: I cannot believe that it was Wed. morning when I saw your picture on FB. I don't spend a great deal of time there however, my thoughts were that it has been almost a year since we saw you at Pete Luzia's and Butch made such a valiant effort to visit with us. We will always remember his sense of humour and his dedication to family and friends. We wish we could be with you to say good by to Butch in person.All our love Hugh and Monica

  2. Dear Jeanette family,Pam and I send our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Butch. We have been friends for a long time going back to our Algerian experience then reuniting again in Bontang to share friendship, family fun, sport and camp life. Especially, we will always remember Butch as a friend with a sense of humour and a great story teller and feel assured that he thoroughly enjoyed life to the fullest. But life is not eternal and on any given day any one of us may depart. We will continue to remember Butch and your family in our prayers.

  3. I Was Blessed To Be Born In Our Family And Have An Brother Like Butch.He Was Always Been An Hero Of Mine As well As The Perfect Friend He was Always There When I Needed Help And Guidance Through My Life He Never Once Fail To Do what Had To Be Done As An Brother And As An Friend.I Sincerly Hope That All Who Had The Great Honor And Priveledge To Have Known Him Remember Him As He Was In Life And Celebrate His Brilliant Existence In This Life. I Will Miss Butch Immeasurably For The Rest Of My Life And His Memory Will Live For Eternity.

  4. I was talking to Zowye my daughter and she said Mom they must have good reception. I asked her What? She said PawPaw and Uncle Wayne, must have good reception to watch the football games from Heaven. I smiled and said Yes Zowye they have the best seat in the world. I hope that now you may rest and suffer no longer Uncle wayne. You were always so funny and happy to see me when I visited. You will be missed so much by everyone.

  5. It was with deep sadness that Cecilia and I heard of Butchs passing after a long and very courageous battle with cancer.Butch was one of those people everyone liked for his infectious smile combined with an optimistic view of life.We wish only the best for the Hay family as they go forward in life without a great companion.Sincerely,Cecilia and Dale Kelley

  6. Jeanette May God Bless You and your children and grandchildren during this very difficult time and may his peace sustain you when it feels as though you can not continue ,May you feel the presence of Butch while walking this diffucult journey and may his peace now be your peace until we all meet once again with Our Heavenly Father. I hope you know just how speacial Butch was to so many of us, thank you for sharing your lives and family with us all, Love ,Susan and Archie

  7. Praying Gd's Blessings on all who are left to cherish memories of Wayne. Our families grew up in Lke Arthur an Ruth married my Uncle Paul. Such a fine family. May he find peace and healing now in the arms of God.

  8. Sylvia and I spent many wonderful years with Butch and Jeanette in Bontang, Indonesia. We shared good times with our children and enjoyed their years of growing up. All the memories will forever remain in our hearts. Butch loved to laugh; but, he loved even more when the wives were out of camp for me to pop him some corn. He always managed to burn the corn when he tried to do the popping. I will never forget sitting on the porch munching on the popcorn. A bond was created between us that can never be broken. We love you Jeanette and we love your girls.

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