It is with great sadness that the family of George E. Hayden, 74, of Brownstown, announces his passing on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, surrounded by his family.
Born March 16, 1941, in Pocket Holler, George was the son of James and Evelyn Fletcher Hayden, both of whom preceded him in death.
He lived a life full of work, family, and friends. He genuinely enjoyed the relationships he had with people and contributed to the lives of many. Along with the people he loved, George also took great pride in his accomplishments. He made his way up from a lineman to a line superintendent over the 36 years he dedicated to his line of work. Throughout his career, he spent countless hours gathering lineman artifacts and eventually founded the only Mobile Lineman’s Museum. He was an avid collector, respected friend and loving family man who will be missed by many.
George will be lovingly missed by his wife and best friend of 53 years, Sharon (Brummett) Hayden; two children, Kim (Steve) Cockerham and Tim (Carol) Hayden; three grandchildren, Amanda (Michael Driscoll) Cockerham, Sterling Hayden and Stuart Hayden; a brother, John Hayden; one sister, Peggy Hatfield; and many other loved ones.
Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Virginia (Hayden) Wilson, Ruth (Hayden) Mattingly and Shirley (Hayden) Tapp.
A celebration of life will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Costin Funeral Chapel, 539 E. Washington St., Martinsville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 1:30 p.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to International Lineman’s Museum by mail through the George Hayden Memorial Fund, Box 481, Shelby, NC 28151 or on gofundme.com through the George Hayden Memorial.
Online condolences may be shared at costinfuneralchapel.com.