Mrs. Hayes passed away in April 2017. Mrs. Hayes was a resident of Tennessee at the time of passing. Otis graduated from Howard High School in Chattanooga in 1954 and from Tennessee State A I University in 1958 presently Tennessee State University in Nashville TN. The memorial service will be held at The Blue Room 1600 E. 18th Street 18th Vine Kansas City MO 64108 on Thursday April 20 2017 4 pm - 5pm with a Jazz Musical Repast to commence from 5 pm until 7:00 pm. Cremation Services provided by the Lawrence A. Jones Funeral Home - 2065 N 5th Street Kansas City KS - 66101 931 371-2822. In lieu of flowers in memory of Otis Roland Hayes Jr. please send financial donations to The Coda Jazz Fund - P. O. Box 412116 - Kansas City MO 64141- 2116. Donations can be made online at The Coda Jazz Fund.org.