Clyde G. Hays
Clyde Gilbert Hays, 88, Greenwood, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010.
Born Jan. 29, 1922, in Mauckport, he was the son of the late Orlin and Ethel Hays.
He was a 1943 graduate of Ball State University, where he lettered in baseball and was a member of the Navajo (Lambda Chi) fraternity, served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 during World War II in the Pacific Theatre and earned his master’s degree in 1953 from Indiana University. He was an educator and coach for more than 40 years, having coached basketball at Edinburgh, Clifford and Greenwood high schools in the 1950s, then taught school and coached junior high basketball and track at School No. 2 and No. 65 in the Indianapolis Public Schools for more than 30 years. He organized the first Little League Baseball program in Greenwood in 1954, was the former director of the Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department, Greenwood Boys’ Club and the Green-Urban Swim Club, was a former member of El Dorado Country Club in Greenwood, was a member of Seven Lakes C.C. in Fort Myers, Fla., and Greenwood United Methodist Church and a 60-year member of Edinburgh Lodge No. 100 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, the former Anna Marie Hill, in 2008; a daughter, Linda A. Hays, on July 10, 1949; a sister, Mabel Fried; and three brothers, Wayne, Wilbur and Earl Hays.
Survivors include a son, Thomas C. Hays of Carmel; a daughter, Patricia Ann Gregg of Greenwood; a brother, Kermit Hays of Muncie; and four grandchildren.
Funeral: Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with burial at Grove Lawn Cemetery in Pendleton.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association.