Michael A. “Mike” Hays, 61

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Michael A. “Mike” Hays

1960 – 2021

Michael A. “Mike” Hays, 61, of Forkland died Monday, May 24, 2021 in Danville. He was the son of Mary Lou Ellis Hays and the Late Joseph Allen Hays. Mike was a member of Sycamore Church Of Christ.

Mike’s passions included horse pulling, coon hunting and reminiscing about funny events of the past. Mike won the Taylorsville World Horse Pull seven times.

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In addition to his mother, Mike is survived by his two sons, William of Nicholasville, Lee of Gravel Switch; a sister and her husband, Mary Jo and Todd Haydon of Elizabethtown; and two nieces, Maggie and Caroline Haydon also of Elizabethtown.

Including his father, he was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Isaac and Margaret Ellis; paternal grandmother, Faye Hays; and Kimberly M. Hays.

Visiting hours will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2021 at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2021 at the funeral home with Ken Barker officiating. Burial will be in the Elder Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be: Matthew Ellis, Eddie Lanham, Dennis Brothers, Dan Montgomery, Brandon Miller and Blake, Brad and Brandon Robbins.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Horse pullers, Indiana friends, Buddy Lutes, Paul Miller, Robert Mayes, Steve Brashear, Johnny Ellis, Chris Hafley, Keith Webb and Danny Pike.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Elder Cemetery c/o Lettie Hart, 15000 Forkland Road, Gravel Switch, Kentucky 40328.