Terry Lee Hayden, 79, of Parsons passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at his home.
Terry was born in Parsons on June 17, 1941, to Charles Hayden and Mary Elizabeth (Black) Hayden. He graduated from Labette County Community High School with the Class of 1959. He later attended what is now Pittsburg State University, where he received a degree in welding, which afforded him the opportunity to work throughout the county repairing farm equipment and box cars at the rail shop until he retired at 75.
He was a member of Farm Bureau and he regularly attended the Western Way Cowboy Church and Center Bethel Union Church. He spent his free time woodworking, tinkering, weight lifting and exercising.
He married Velma (Nash) Hayden in Faulkner on June 30, 1974. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2016.
Survivors include his three daughters, Crystal Kenworthy (husband, Todd) of Claremore, Oklahoma, Teresa Jones (husband, Kevin) of Mound Valley and Katie Hayden of Parsons; and nine grandchildren, Shyanne Jones, Cloey Jones, Markel Kenworthy, Jacob Kenworthy, Brody Jones, Niah Almonacid-Hayden, Makayla Jones, Franco Almonacid-Hayden and Laz Almonacid-Hayden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Elizabeth Hayden.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego. Pastors Randy Blackwell and Les Green will officiate. Burial will follow at Oswego Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Derfelt Funeral Home at Oswego.
Memorials are suggested to Western Way Cowboy Church in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.