OBITUARY: Wayne Hailey


Wayne Hailey, age 69 of LaVergne, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at his home following a brief illness.

He was a native of Davidson County, Tennessee and a son of the late J.C. and Lela Hailey.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Hailey, and sisters, Patricia Decker and Wendy Dodson.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mary Jo Hailey; their children, Tricia McAdams and husband John of LaVergne, Ginny McCord of Murfreesboro, and Chris Hailey of LaVergne; grandchildren, Dustin Hailey, Katelyn Hailey, Jessica McAdams, Emma McAdams, Ashley O’Saile, Matthew McCord; great-grandchildren, Andrew Hailey, and Bentley Belote; a sister, Betty Gamble and husband Wyman Gamble, Jr. of Antioch; two brothers, Tony Hailey of Lebanon and Jeremiah Hailey of Donelson; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was a loving, caring man who always had a smile on his face. He adored his family and loved them dearly. A talented diesel mechanic, Wayne was the owner of T and G Truck Service, a company providing roadside assistance to truck drivers.

Visitation with the Hailey family will be Monday, October 2, 2023, from 11:00 am until the time of funeral services beginning at 1:00 pm at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna with Pastor David Hill officiating. A burial will follow at 3:00 pm at Hermitage Memorial Gardens with Mike Jackson, Tony Hailey, Dustin Hailey, Matt McCord, John McAdams, and Charlie Jackson serving as pallbearers. Junior pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Andrew Hailey, and Bentley Belote. Honorary pallbearers will be Wyman Gamble, Jimmy Jackson, Dan Jackson, Murray Jackson, Jordan Belote, Dan Bednarzyk, and Kevin O’Saile.

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