Marvin Hays

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Marvin Hays

Marvin Hays - born #9 of Carter 9 to Okley and Doris Hays into a family of 14 siblings. Marvin had a joy of life, love of laughter and a tender heart. With a soft heart for the elderly, Marvin loved his position of 14 years with Copper Lake Retirement Village. When his mother and father in law (Marcus and Mary Adair, formerly of Canyon, Texas) moved to Copper Lake for their retirement home, he was a happy camper - enjoying lunch with them every day.
The nine Hays brothers and five sisters kept Garber High School sports on the map for many years. Among Marvin's many sports accomplishments, he lettered in three sports (football, basketball and baseball) and was named "Oklahoma All State" and "Oklahoma Player of the Year". This was a feat that his son Tosh would later accomplish in Oklahoma golf. Marvin's successful high school baseball career was rewarded with signing to play professional baseball with the Milwaukee Braves, however a shoulder injury would force him to retire from the sport he loved.
In 2005, Marvin reconnected to his earlier career path as an oil & gas land man - working with long-time friend, Mark Roberts, up until the time of his illness.
One of Marvin's greatest pleasures was being involved in the successful golf career of his son, Tosh Adair Hays. Attending every tournament, watching from the golf cart as Tosh gave lessons and beaming with pride with every accomplishment - Marvin's pride was unmatched.
Following a lengthy illness of leukemia - Marvin is now fully restored to health and in the presence of his Savior Jesus Christ - as he looks out over a pristine ball field, ready to pitch a perfect game, with long time fans and friends watching from the stands.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Okley and Doris Hays; brothers Thurman Hays of Kingfisher, Okla., and Bob Hays of Enid, Okla.; sisters Colleen Evans of Fayetteville, Ark., Madonna Campbell of Enid, Okla.; nephew Randy Miramontes of California; and mother- and father-in-law, Marcus and Mary Adair.
He is survived by the love of his life, Ann (Adair) Hays and Tosh Adair Hays of Edmond, Okla.; daughter Marla (Hays) Devous and husband Arnold and grandson, Grant of Houston, Texas; brothers Joe Hays of Spokane, Wash., Nathan "Worry" Hays of Enid, Okla., Oakley "Guy" Hays of Enid, Okla., Larry Hays of Hennessey, Okla., Garry Hays of Enid, Okla., Terry Hays of Manford, Okla., sisters Jonna Miramontes of Anaheim, Calif., Madeline Unruh of Athens, Texas, Velma Hayes of Apple Valley, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and loved ones.
Visitation will take place 2 - 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018 and 2 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 at Matthews Funeral Home.
A celebration of Marvin's life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Spring Creek Church, 15th Street and Bryant in Edmond..
Published on April 27, 2018
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