Pause One True Love by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Knowing you and Joyce has enriched my life in so many ways. I rejoice in the knowledge that you are with our Lord. But saddened that I can't get...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Lana Foster - Fort Wayne, IN

“John handled our company insurance and was always so helpful . He often prayed with me and for myself, the company and my husband who had prostate...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Eshelman-Bohde - Fort Wayne, IN

“My heArt is hurting for Joyce and the family and yet my spirit is rejoicing for Jack. He was an awesome friend. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Janet Foreman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Joyce and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Jack made a great impact on our lives. We love you and we are praying for you all ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Melissa Jaegle

“May you have security knowing the dead will rise again for all those in God's memory. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Meyers - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our love and prayers go out to Joyce and family as Jack begins his journey to his new life. He was a good man and his smile will be missed by many....Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Len and Margaret Thornson - IN

Peace to your hearts. “Ken and I are sad to know Jack is not with us anymore, but rejoice that all this world had to offer him cannot come close to what he has in Heaven...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Marvina Liechty - Fort Wayne, IN

“For all the years we've known Jack, he will be missed. His family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Gene & Sandy Bone - Carmel, IN

9 of 23 | Posted by: RICHARD WORMAN - LEO, IN

“Sending love and prayers of comfort for all of the family. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Alisa Lewis - Family Friend

“I am so sorry for your great loss. My prayer is that the Lord will comfort the family with His love and His promise of eternal life. You will see...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Christine Lynn - Hollansburg, OH

“I remember talking with John (Jack) at State Farm Meetings, Sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Collins - Indianapolis, IN

“We are deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Mr. Jack Hayes. I remember meeting him during my recent trip to the U.S. Our heartfelt...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Sunitha Joe CFHC, Chennai, India

“Brother Jack you were a precious brother and although we have not seen each other for almost decades accept for funny moments at a grocery store you...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Tom and Margie Peirce - IN

“Your depth of love for Jesus and Joycie were unending! Your caring concern for family and others was genuine. Your mission of sharing Jesus was...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Fred and Margot Gates - Salem, OR

“Dear Joyce, My condolences go out to you and your family. May God bless you and help you and your family get through this difficult time. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Ladonna Woods - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jack could light up a room the minute he stepped in! Always so complimentary & prayed for me and my family every time I saw him. We will definitely...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Greg Brown - Fort Wayne, IN

“My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time. Jack was truly a born-again Christian and is heaven. There was never a time when I with...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Wes Estes - Chester, VA - Family

“Dear Joyce,Sue and I were very sorry to hear the news about Jack.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Many good memories will...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Norm And Sue Stuart - IN - Friend

“Please accept my condolences. Take comfort in knowing that God understands your pain and grief. Always remember to go to Him in prayer because he...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: kk

“Oh, Jack. Your friendship has blessed my life. Our kids have fond, funny memories. Thank you for taking time to talk, encourage, and exhort. ...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Meleah Longenecker - angola, IN

“Jack was the kindest, most caring man I have ever known. His light will be missed. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Richard Gates - Edwardsburg, IN

“Rest In Peace Jack! Your friends and family are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Woody Wooldridge - Lynchburg, VA

John "Jack" W. Hayes III, age 80, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Jack was born on October 5, 1938 in Roanoke, VA to the late John W. Hayes Jr. and Esther Grace (Root) McClain. Jack graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke and then continued his education graduating from Virginia Tech majoring in Business. On September 3, 1960, he married Joyce Gates in Virginia. Jack worked for State Farm Insurance for 61 years as both an agent and a manager. Jack was a member of Corps of Cadets at VPI, past president of both March of Dimes and NALU, and a board member of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. He and his wife are charter members of Life Bridge Church. He was on the Missions Council at Life Bridge and Fools for Jesus Global Tract Ministry. Jack was a boat and sailing enthusiast. He enjoyed traveling, short term Mission Ministries and was globally licensed with Four Square Denomination. Survivors include his spouse, Joyce Hayes of Ft. Wayne, Children; Cathy (Greg) Pitts of MI, Jackie (Denny) Keiser of IN, and Bill (Tracie) Hayes of VA, Grandchildren; Jessa (Greg) Osusky of CA, Ben (Brianna) Pitts of MI, Mitchell Keiser of FL, and Alexandra Keiser of IN,a great-grandchild, Graham Pitts, of MI, and a brother, Joe Hayes of NC. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park, 1320 Dupont Rd, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:30am at Life Bridge Church, 12719 Corbin Rd, Ft. Wayne, IN 46845. Burial will take place at a later date at Riverview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Life Bridge Church Missions. To sign the online guest book, visit