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Harold BayesBAYES, Harold, age 96 of Gratis, OH. passed away, Thurs. Jan. 3, 2019 in Oxford. He was born in Oil Springs, KY. on July 4, 1922 to Charles and Charlotte (Vencil) Bayes. Harold was a WWII Navy veteran. He worked at General Motors for many years and retired in 1976. He was a member of Gratis United Methodist Church and a member of the Odd Fellows I.O.O.F. Eden Lodge #147 Lodge in Gratis, F.O.E., Aerie/Auxdillary #4289 in Gratis and International Union of Electrical Workers. He loved to be with his family, was an avid fan of Kentucky Basketball, and going to horse races. He was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, neighbor and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Louise Bayes in 2009. He was a devoted father of two daughters, Charlotte (Mike) Akers and Teresa (Kleetis) McGhee, all of Eaton, OH., 5 grandchildren, Wes Akers, Anna (Bryan) Wackler, Kyle Akers, Linsey (Kiser) Buehner and Kelly(Adam) McGhee-Hughes, and 3 great grandchildren, Riley Buehner, Evelyn Wackler, and Blake Wackler. Also deceased were his siblings, Ted Bayes, Geneva Williams, Herschel Bayes, and Wendell Bayes. The family would like to give a special thanks to friends, Randy Kemper and Sheila Adkins and Dr. James Thomson. Funeral services will be held 1:30 P.M. Tues. Jan. 8, 2019 at Gratis United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Wood officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis, OH. Friends may call at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis, OH. on Tues. from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Donations may be made to Gratis United Methodist Church. For condolences: www.lindloffzimmerman.com
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May you be comforted by the thought that, in a sense, our fond memories of those we have lost in death keeps them alive. They are also alive in Gods memory. The prophets tell us that one day those in Gods memory will be recovered from the grave and have the opportunity to live forever on a paradise earth. (Hosea 13:14 & Rev 21:3,4) May this give you a hope for the future that will ease the pain you have now.
Bill & Donna Winn Jan 8 2019 12:00 AM
On behalf of the Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, I send our condolences on the loss of your family member Harold Bayes, a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Thank you for his service to our country.
Jane Morell Smith Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM
Charlotte & Teresa (and family) -
So sad to hear of your Dad's passing on the 3rd. He is a wonderful blessing (as are you) for our Church and community. Our Dads did so many things together - heroes of World War 2 in the Navy, working together in the Church, Odd Fellows, and Eagles. You can be proud of him in so many ways (and I know he's so proud of you.) You're in our thoughts, prayers, and love... God bless. (David & Linda
Pastor David R. & Linda R. Wilson Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15.
Sandra Jan 5 2019 12:00 AM
Charlotte, Teresa and families,
Sorry to hear about your father. Sending up prayers of peace during this extremely difficult time. May your many memories comfort you now and in the future as you adjust to losing Harold. He was truly one of a kind!
Jackie and Bob Sewert Jan 5 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss praying for all
David & bevshope Jan 5 2019 12:00 AM
Our Sympathy to Harolds Families in his passing. May all the great memories of the past bring peace in his passing. God Bless Each of You.
jean and Larry Dawson
Jean and Larry Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a very special neyof ours. Harold took me to get my drivers license, we was a pair that day! Thinking of you Jeff and Christy Boian
Christy smith boian Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM