Jack Murray Hayes, 79, suddenly passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Dixie Regional Hospital. "Big Jack" is the 11th child of Roy and Ethel Hayes of Salt Lake City. He grew up in Salt Lake and began his life long career as a salesman at age 8 on the streets of downtown selling newspapers and ice cream, finally retiring at the age of 65 from AFLAC Insurance. Jack graduated from South High School in Salt Lake and attended the University of Utah, playing football for them for one year after serving a mission in Eastern Canadian Mission. After his year at the Utes he was hired as Sales Director at KSUB in Cedar City, Utah. After seven years at KSUB and serving as Chamber President of Cedar he was hired by Sears and Roebucks to open the catalog store on Harding Avenue. A transfer to California ended 9 l/2 of wonderful years of living in Cedar City. Another transferred took Jack and Joan and their then five children to Twin Falls, Idaho to be a department manager of the Sears store there. The next 34 years were spent there with 2 more children were added to the family. Jack continuing selling for various companies which included KMTV Channel 11 and KTVB Channel 7 in Boise then ending his career with retirement from AFLAC. Many happy years were spent in Idaho, serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a devoted home teacher, in several Bishoprics and Stake positions in the community and schools. One of the fondest memories is the couple mission they served at Cove Fort Historical Site in Southern Utah.. Jack is survived by his brother Ken Hayes and sister Cleo Cook of Salt Lake City, Utah , his wife Joan of Summit, Utah and their 7 children. Michael (Brenda) Hayes, of Kimberly, Idaho; Scott (Tana) Hayes of Leeds, Utah; Jaclyn Hayes of Summit, Utah; Alice Anne (Luis) Vargas of Twin Falls, Idaho; John (Luisa) Hayes of Keizer/Salem, Oregon; Joe (Mary) Hayes of San Antonio, Texas; Rebecca (Jared) Olson of Meridian, Idaho plus 30 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at Summit LDS Ward in Summit, Utah. A visitation will be held from 10:30-11:00 am prior to the services at the Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.sumortuary.com Grateful thanks to the valiant efforts by the medical staff at Dixie Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers or gifts please donate to the general missionary fund or the Cedar City Happy Factory.