Firefighter Russell H. Hayes, age 62, of the El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department, died on October 4, 2018, from injuries sustained the previous day in a single vehicle accident, while driving a pumper truck to conduct an annual pump inspection.
Hayes joined the department in 1976 and served for 42 years.
He worked for Dunbrooke Sportswear for 30 years, retiring as head mechanic.
In 1982, he married his beloved wife, Susan, who survives him. He is also survived by their two sons, Jeremy (Renea) and David, his three sisters, and three grandsons.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with family members.