Thomas Fay Hays, 61, of Barling, formerly of Van Buren, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Barling. He was a former member of the Arkansas National Guard, tool and die maker and member of First Baptist Church in Van Buren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by a daughter, Jessica Johnston of Atkins; a son, Cody Hays of California; three sisters, Willma Mendenhall of Van Buren and Ardia Spellman and Marilyn Ballentine, both of Alma; five brothers, Dr. Jim Hays of Fayetteville, Wally and Alvy Hays and Dr. Elliott Hays, all of Van Buren, and Darrell Hays of Fort Smith; and three grandchildren.