Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 9:04 pm
The Messenger, September 24, 2012
Willis Franklin “Frank” Hayden, 80, of South Fulton, died Sept. 22, 2012, at the Northbrooke Health Care in Jackson.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton. A private entombment will follow at Obion County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 78625, Nashville, TN 37207.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean War, and was a retired engineer for Illinois Central Railroad, where he had been employed for 47 years. He had lived in the area since 1968.
He is survived by two daughters, Trudy Peters of Paducah, Ky., and Amy Overbay of Nashville; two sons, Ted Hayden of Memphis and Tim Hayden of Jackson; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Hayden, to whom he was married for 57 years; his parents, Herbert Leon and Joyce Eleanor (Goza) Hayden; and his sister, Kay (Hayden) Hays.
Online tributes may be sent to www.hornbeak funeralchapel.com.