William Edward “Bill” Haynes, 90, of Monticello, Ga., passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Mr. Haynes was born in Arlington, Tenn., and is survived by his loving wife, Susan Coats Haynes; and four sons, William Hugh Haynes (Judy) of Indianapolis, Ind., Michael Scott Haynes (Brenda) of Paducah, Ky., John Mitchell Haynes (Patrick Joseph Hauck) of Philadelphia, Pa., and Joseph Brian Haynes (Jamie) of Murray, Ky. Mr. Haynes is also survived by two stepchildren, Stephanie Crowell (Steve) of Atlanta, Ga., and Col. William Scott Drennon (Ann Marie) of Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Mr. Haynes graduated in 1950 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in civil engineering and worked for J.A. Jones Construction for more than 42 years working on locks, dams and power plants along the Big Walnut Creek River in Ohio, Oologah River in Oklahoma, Ohio River in Smithland, Ky., and in Cannelton, Ind., Richmond, Va., Power Plant and one in Texas. In Ohio, he built an addition to a gasoline refinery. His last assignment was in Augusta, Ga., where he was also preceded in death by his wife, Patti Holcomb Haynes.
Mr. Haynes also served in the United States Navy. Mr. Haynes was a proud descendant of Chang and Ing Bunker of Mount Airy.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine Jessica Patterson Haynes; father, William Booker Haynes; sister, Mary Jo Allen; and brother, Charlie Haynes.
He is survived by two brothers, James Hugh Haynes (Mary Alice), of Brentwood, Tenn., and Maurice Patterson Haynes (Judy) of Jasper, Ga.; brother-in-law, William Holcomb of Mount Airy; and a host of devoted in-laws, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Monticello Presbyterian Church 246 E. Washington St., Monticello, Ga.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Monticello Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 308, Monticello, GA 31064.
Jordan Funeral Home of Monticello, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website at www.jordanfuneralhomemonticello.com.