YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Claude J. “Jake” Hayes, Jr. 65, Youngstown, gained his heavenly wings on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights, after a long illness.
Claude “Jake” Hayes, Jr. was born on May 15, 1956 in Warren a son of Claude and Malinda Ziegler Hayes, Sr.
Claude moved to Youngstown as a child, attended Youngstown City Schools and graduated from The Rayen High School, Class of 1974.
He loved music and started playing the flute at the age of eight years old. He joined several bands and made records with the “Whole Dawn Band” by the age of 16 in the early 1970s.
He moved to California in 1974 with his childhood sweetheart, Constance B. Bishop and her mother, Verdell Pruitt, thus making California his second home. Thereafter he was married to Constance B. Bishop from 1977-1983.
He attended Los Angeles Community College and became an electrician, Plumbing and Maintenance Management trained.
Claude was well known in the California scene and had personal friendships with various celebrities and studio musicians. He enjoyed listening to music, reading, dancing, tinkering projects, movies, live music, surfing the internet, debating philosophical topics and recalling his many traveled and adventurous stories. His greatest pride was in his children.
He is survived by his daughter, Mendy Hayes-Ramsire of Houston, Texas and beloved son, Julian Landus (Lynle) Hayes of Michigan. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Landon Christian, Layla Ramsire, Raelynn Hayes, Odena Hayes and Ezekiel Hayes; siblings, Renee M. Hayes and Wendell C. Hayes, of Columbus, Ohio, Rosalind Hayes of Salem, Ohio and Claude Hayes Clark of Detroit, Michigan; nephews, Kelen J. Wright, Damion (Jamez) Harris of Columbus and Christopher (Ruth) Hayes of Atlanta, Georgia; niece, Latasha Hayes of St. Louis, Missouri; uncles, Phillip (Mary) and Victor Zieglar, of Warren, Ohio; aunt, Lillie May Petty of Decatur, Georgia, numerous cousins and life long friends, Jeff King, Rick Ward and Sandy Perkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Booker Thomas Hayes.
Funeral service will be Friday, August 6, 2021, at Christ Centered Church at 12:00 Noon. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon prior to the service.
Please remember to wear your mask over your mouth and nose. Thank you in advance.
F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. was given the honor to serve the family during this time of bereavement.