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George Wayne Hayward

March 20, 1960 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 61)


George Wayne Hayward, 61, of Paw Paw, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 22, 2021 at his home. 

George was born March 20, 1960 in Kalamazoo, the son of the late Carl Hayward and Eugenia (Chadd) Hayward. George was a huge sports enthusiast, especially Michigan football. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. George held a strong work ethic and had a 44-year-long career in food service and management with Bill Knapp’s, Old Country Buffet, and Health Care Services.

On August 13, 1988, George married Jacqueline Reynolds-Hayward, who survives.

He is also survived by his four sons, Kevin (Kayla) Hayward, Joshua (Paula) Hayward, Brian (Katie) Hayward, and Michael (Alyssa Stevens) Hayward; two daughters, Daria Hayward and Aubrey (Chris Kelly) Hayward; six grandchildren, Claire, Addalyn, Chase, Harper, Camila,  Hadley, and a granddaughter arriving in December; one brother, Mike (Mary) Mock; two sisters, Cindy (David) Harris, and Susan Hayward. 

George was preceded in death by his brother, Rick Chadd.

Private burial has taken place at Harwick Cemetery in Mattawan.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of George may do so to the American Diabetes Association. 

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