Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 23rd, 2013
While in Ohio attending the 25th Annual Ohio Bigfoot Conference, I received news of not only my father’s passing, but also that of a fellow Bigfoot enthusiast.
On Sunday, 4/14, Brenda Hayes, wife of Johnny Hayes called to tell me of his passing on Saturday.
She didn’t know me, she was going through Johnny’s cell phone and letting his friends know.
John Hayes attended the Texas Bigfoot Conference going back to at least 2007 in Jefferson.
He and his son James attended Cryptopalooza in Jefferson last fall, and they both also attended the most recent Texas Bigfoot Conference in Fort Worth last month.
John was a very nice and friendly man who I enjoyed talking Bigfoot with over the years at the conferences.
I will surely miss him at the next one.
Johnny Hayes obituary
November 26, 1965 – April 13, 2013
Johnny Hayes, 47, of Wellborn, passed away April 13, 2013. A lifetime resident of Bryan/College Station, Johnny leaves behind many friends, family and loved ones.
Johnny, son of Charles and Mary Hayes, was born in Bryan on November 26, 1965. He will be remembered as a hardworking, devoted and generous man to all his family and friends. Johnny enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music, composing song lyrics, going to rock concerts, and traveling.
He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Brenda Hayes; son, James Hayes; parents, Charles and Mary Hayes of Wellborn; brother, Dale Hayes and his wife, Phyllis of Bryan; niece and nephew, Amanda and Taylor Hayes; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Johnny was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eddie and Mildred Downs of Navasota; and Clinton and Ruby Hayes of Bryan; and his uncle, Eddie Downs, Jr. Source.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.