In memory of
Mr. Oscar Rickey "Rick" Haynes
Mr. Oscar Rickey "Rick" Haynes earned his angel wings when he lost his life fighting a short battle with cancer on Jan. 10, 2017. He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Attalla. He had been a longtime resident of Montgomery, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Flaucia Haynes; and sisters, Amelia Cox and Charlotte Gilmer; as well as special nephews, James Terry Nelson and Jason Dewitt Grant. He graduated from Etowah High School, Class of 1965. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Following his military career, he went on to college at Texas A & I University and Del Mar College and earned a degree in thermodynamics. He retired from Hal Watson A/C and Heating. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan Funeral Chapel. Pastor Bud Swindall will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home for visitation. Graveside service and interment will follow at Morton's Chapel UMC Church Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory is directing. Rick leaves behind his wife of almost 50 years, Brenda; two children: son, Keith Haynes and wife Diane; and daughter, Kimberely (Haynes) Reed and husband Richard; three amazing granddaughters, Kristin Paige Haynes, Jalynne Whyte and her husband Kyle, and Natalee Cheyenne Reed; two heart-filling great-grandchildren, Garret Richard Whyte and Kenlee Grace Forsythe - Papaw's "Kindlin"; along with numerous other family members and friends. Rick had overcome numerous medical obstacles - falling from an oil derrick in 1970, being told that he may never walk again. Well, he proved all the doctors wrong, because God had other plans for him. Things that meant the most to Rick were family, fishing, hunting, coaching sports for his son and granddaughters, taking his kids and their friends to the lake and pulling them behind his boat on some water skies or knee boards, bowling, playing cards with family and friends, watching his Dallas Cowboys and drinking Dr. Pepper. Following the committal service, family and friends are invited back to the home of Patricia Nelson, 3380 Pilgrims Rest Road, Southside AL 35907. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to St. Jude Hospital or cancer research.
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