Dennis Ray Hayes

August 3, 1959 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 58)

Dennis Ray Hayes, age 58, of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Dennis was born on August 3, 1959 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Chester and Mary Louise (Strode) Hayes.  He was united in marriage to Teresa Garr, and to this union, three children were born, Chanda, Bobby, and Amanda.

In the mid 1990’s, Dennis worked for Story Construction.  He was later employed with Gerald Johnson, working in the concrete business for many years.  He enjoyed drag racing, and spending time with his family.

Left to honor Dennis’ memory are his children, Chanda (Brian Meeker) Hayes of Sterling, Colorado, Bobby (Murphy) Hayes of Ottumwa, and Amanda (Todd) Meeker of Centerville; a special friend, Cheryl Watts of Centerville; three siblings, Jeannie (the late Haynie) Rouse, Shirley (the late Don) Mathes, and Doyle (Carol) Hayes; nine grandchildren, Devon, Coleton, Cody, Wyatt, Tucker, Jaiden, Jayce, Phoebe, and Brodee; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Mary Louise Hayes; and three brothers, Jerry Hayes, Gerald Hayes, and Marion Hayes.

Cremation has been accorded.  A Benefit and Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Spur, Hwy 5 in Centerville.  Please bring a covered dish to share if you would like. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory of Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Hayes family.  Memorials have been established to the family of Dennis Hayes, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at

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