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Timothy Alan Hayes III

February 22, 1995 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 25)


Timothy Alan Hayes III, age 25, of Concord passed away at his home on Friday, October 16, 2020.  

He was born February 22, 1995 in Morgantown, WV to Timothy Hayes II and Melissa Whaley Linker.

Survivors include his son, Timothy Hayes IV of Eagle Mountain, Utah; father, Timothy (Susan) Hayes of Kannapolis, NC; mother, Melissa (Jason) Linker of Concord, NC; sisters, Corissa (Ryan) Linker of Mt. Pleasant, NC, Leslie ( Podgette) Benton of Concord, NC, Kaitlyn Hayes of Kannopolis, NC, Sara Hayes of Kannapolis, NC; brothers, Gabriel Hayes of Kannapolis, NC,Christian Linker of Rockingham, NC, Jacob Linker of China Grove, NC; nephews, Rylan Benton, Jaxson Benton; nieces, Brenlee Skladanowski, Emmalee Skladanowski, Macie Linker, Caroline Linker; grandparents, Mark and Sandra Poe of Burton, WV, Harry and Connie Leonard of Lexington, NC, George and Jeannie Linker of Concord, NC; great-grandmother, Carol Rhome of Alliance, OH.

He is preceded in death by his namesake and grandfather Timothy Hayes, grandparents, Pete and Betty Whaley, great-grandparents, Howard and Pearl Hayes, George Rhome, Doyle and Merle Brown, Jeryl Whaley and Eleanor Whaley, and brother-in-law, Brad Benton.

Timothy's whole heart was his son, Little Timothy. They shared a love for racecars, music, playing baseball and watching "The Flash", and spending time with family.
His love for racing turned into working at JWR ( Josh William Racing). That was his job but he always came home saying how much fun he had day in and day out.  He considered the crew at JWR not only coworkers but family-JoshWilliams, John Holmes, Bryce Applegate, Wyatt Philyaw, Jaden Bowling, Zach Gocher, Allison Johnson, Hunter Jordan, Braden Monteith and David Snook Jr.

He loved music with great passion whether it was listening or writing.  This love created additional friends that became family to him as well-Ethan Herndon, Michael Chatfield, Kyle Crayton, Tyler, Chase, Kelby, Jacob and Connor.

Timothy was never short on friends, that quickly became family and in addition to the ones mentioned above, Kim and Sean Scott, Brian Culp, Chastity Howard and Trazia Williams, and Kassi Raffaldt.  Each and every one of you held a special place in his heart.

We would like to thank everyone that has called, texted, stopped by, brought food, sent flowers and took time to pray for our family.  May God Bless you.  

A visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 6-8pm at Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord. Another visitation will be held at Tennant Funeral Home in Hundred, WV from 12-2pm on Saturday, October, 24, 2020. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Suicide Prevention, in honor of Timothy.
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October 22, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hartsell Funeral Home-Concord
460 Branchview Drive
Concord, NC 28025

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