Rodney Dean Hays

Rodney Dean Hays

May 17th, 1967 - September 14th, 2013

Rodney passed away at the age of 46 from Primary CNS Lymphoma. He served with Charlie Company, 317th Engineer Battalion and deployed to Desert Storm. He served in the Army from 1988 until 1992. After leaving the Army, Rodney married his high school sweetheart, Alison Crawford and resided in Georgetown, Texas, until his death.


Rodney Dean Hays, devoted husband, born May 17, 1967, Post, Texas passed on September 14, 2013 at Scott & White, Temple Texas and resided in Georgetown, Texas for the last 17 years.

He served in the U.S. Army from November 1988 until February 1992. Upon honorable discharge, he was commended as a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

Rodney worked as a Lead Inspector for The City of Austin, where the majority of his work involvement was with the Mueller Development. Rodney was passionate to see continued growth of his projects. He was most proud to have been a part of, and to know for years to come, these developments will be a sustainable living environment.
Rodney boxed, sparred and ran. He enjoyed hunting, a fanatic race car fan, riding his Ducati and restoring his 1957 classic Chevy truck. Always conscientious of his health, Rodney participated in the Brain Power 5K Race one week prior to his passing. He brought family and friends to tears by completing the entire course.

Primary CNS Lymphoma took the life of a wonderful man from his family and friends and it is for this reason that memorials, in Rodney Dean Hays' honor, go to research to find a cure; Scott & White Brain Tumor Center, Temple, Texas.

Rodney married his high school sweetheart, Alison Crawford, and together they lived each day to the fullest, side by side for 20 years. He had a zest for adventure on land, sea and air. Rodney was blessed with grace, moral character, a sense of humor and enduring strength. He was steadfast in his beliefs, loyal and faithful to his family and friends and shared his spirit of serenity to each who knew him. Rodney's life cannot be measured in a few words. He lived life to the fullest. He loved with passion. His legacy is with us, we hope you are filled with his spirit as are we.

Rodney Hays was preceded in death by his father Jerry Hays of Post, Texas, grandparents Jim and Mattie Hays of Post, Texas and Max and Eloise Gordon of Post, Texas.
A Memorial Service will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the residence of Richard Fontaine. 124 Portafino, Georgetown, TX (The Estates of Westlake behind The Woods).

The family asks that memorials or donations be made through the Scott and White Health Care Foundation. Donors should indicate the funds are in memory of Rodney D. Hays. Funds will be used for Brain Tumor Research. 2401 S. 31st. Street, MS-20-S103, Temple, Texas 76508. For Credit Card donations please call 254-724-2259.

~ "Ride It Like You Stole It" ~

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Roger Green Roger Green from Cherryville NC wrote on November 5, 2016 at 5:26 pm
I Was with Rodney in Charlie Company.He was a great guy to be around.He left this world way to soon but I guess God needed angel who was 12bravo combat engineer.You will be missed Rodney Rip brother.
Steve Buhrle Steve Buhrle wrote on July 14, 2016 at 11:46 am
So sorry to hear!!! RIP buddy