Matthew Allen Hayes, 20, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born on October 19, 1996, to Sally Schnur Hayes and Steven Hayes in Memphis, Tennessee. Matthew was a graduate of Legacy Christian Academy in Beaumont and currently a sophomore engineering
student at Texas A&M University.
Survivors include his parents, Sally and Steven Hayes of Beaumont; brother, Michael Hayes of Beaumont; paternal grandparents, Wilbur and Connie Hayes of St. Charles, Missouri; aunts, Susan Polys and her husband, Robert, of Macon, Missouri; Sherly Vickers and
her husband, Mike, of Manchester, Missouri; Wendy Cherry and her husband, Mark, of St. Charles, Missouri; Noreen Sargent and her husband, Michael, of Chesterfield, Missouri; and Jenny Painter and her husband, Craig, St. Charles, Missouri; uncles, James Schnur
and his wife, Linda, of St. Louis, Missouri and John Schnur and his wife, Susan, of Washington, Missouri; and numerous cousins and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mary Ann and James Schnur and aunt, Sandra Uphill.
A gathering of Matthew’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Wesley United Methodist Church,
3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704, online at www.humanesocietyofsoutheasttexas.org; or Feeding America, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60601, online at www.feedingamerica.org.