Hayes passed away peacefully Sunday, August 19, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Otsego. He was born in Moberly, Missouri, the son of Bramuel and Ethel (Munden) Belcher. Hayes proudly served his country in the US Marines. He had owned and operated Belcher Welding until his retirement. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, being outside watching nature, working in his vegetable and flower gardens and doing yard work. Hayes loved his country and enjoyed participating in many parades with the Marine Corp. For many years he volunteered his time driving veterans to the VA Hospital in Battle Creek. He was a member of the DAV, Kalamazoo Detachment Marine Corps League, Military Order of Purple Heart, VFW, American Legion, NRA and the AMVETS. Hayes married Virginia "Ginny" Williams in Kalamazoo and they spent 58 wonderful years together. Surviving are his wife; children, Dave (Gail) Perrin of Colorado, Dan (Sally) Perrin of Kalamazoo, Linda Perrin of Florida, Carol Dykstra of Plainwell, Steven (Rene) Belcher of Vicksburg and Bruce (Jan) Belcher of Canada; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and several cousins including a special cousin, JoAnn. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may visit with Hayes' family from 6-8 P.M., Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 A.M., Friday, August 24, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Otsego with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Contributions in memory of Hayes may be made to the U.S. Marine Corp League or to Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.