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Charles Donald Hays

March 20, 1949 — August 14, 2023

Powell

Charles Hays, fondly known as Charlie, or Uncle Charlie to many, 74, of Powell, TN, passed peacefully into the presence of his Savior on August 14, 2023. He lived a life defined by his commitment to his faith, his family, his country and his community. He was a charter member of The Church at Sterchi Hills and a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Air Force. Charles had a career as a machine and HVAC technician and dedicated a significant amount of time volunteering at the Western Heights Baptist Center before he retired. Upon retirement, he spent years working as a missionary for Big Creek Missions in Kentucky, aiding the Appalachian community. He was known for his humility, kindness and willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Diana Williams Hays; parents, Luke and Charlsie Hays. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Tom Larson; grandsons, Micah, Elijah and Jacob Larson; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Fred Peretz, and their daughter, Annie. The family will receive friends from 3:00-5:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, at The Church at Sterchi Hills, in North Knoxville. A Celebration of Life service to follow at 5:00 pm, officiated by Pastor Joel Dew. Interment will be at 11:00 am, Monday, August 21, 2023, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made, in his honor, to Big Creek Missions, PO BOX 211, Bear Branch, KY 41714. Online condolences can be made at www.mynattfh@gmail.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, August 19, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Church at Sterchi Hills

904 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Church at Sterchi Hills

904 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

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Interment

Monday, August 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Woodhaven Memorial Gardens

160 Edgemoor Rd, Powell, TN 37849

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