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Winston Eugene "Gene" Hays

September 18, 1934 - February 28, 2019

Winston Eugene Hays, of Newport News, passed away on February 28, 2019, at the age of 84.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elfriede Hays, and stepson, Hardy Winkler.

Gene was a hard-working man, who served his country in the U.S. Army. During his time in Vietnam and Korea, he earned several medals for his bravery and dedication, such as the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and many others. After his time in the Army, he began a second career path with the U.S. Post Office.

In his spare time, he was a member of the Moose Lodge Legion #199, American Legion Post #368, and Elks Lodge #315. Gene also enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family members.

Gene leaves to cherish his memory his son, Gary E. Hays (Michelle); his daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Hays; and granddaughter, Cassidy Hays.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 7 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m., with a service to follow at 4 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home- Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608.

In lieu of flowers donations in Gene’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608


Service Information

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel

12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608


Cemetery Information

Location:

Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery

5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434

Private Interment


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