James Patrick Haynes, 69, of Greensboro, North Carolina passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Arboretum of Heritage Greens.
The Funeral Service will be held at Jamestown United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Visitation with his family will be in the Fellowship Hall following the service.
Pat is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Rebecca Jane Craver, formerly of High Point, North Carolina and his devoted daughters, Sarah Catherine and her husband, Andrew William Bayle of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and Rebecca Elizabeth and her husband, Matthew Ryan Rittle of Bluffton, South Carolina. His grandchildren, Emmie (Angel) and Rylan Bayle brought a lot of smiles to Paw Paw's face. His family was the shining stars in his life.
Pat was born to the late Charles Edmundson and Genevia Williamson Haynes in Wilson, North Carolina. He is survived by his brothers, Billy Dale Haynes (Shirley Thomlison) of Wilson, North Carolina, and Jimmie Rae Haynes (Virginia Prevette) of Hampton, Virginia. Other siblings are his step-sisters, Sally Haynes Boswell (Bob) of Wilson, North Carolina; the late Dolly Haynes Sauls and his step-brothers, Charles Edmundson Haynes, Jr. of Wilson, North Carolina and the late Thomas Haynes.
Pat grew up on the family farm in the Rockridge area of Wilson, North Carolina. At the young age of four he was driving the tractor with a cucumber and salt shaker in his bib overalls for lunch. Pat was privileged to be educated in a two teacher classroom as a child and was an excellent student. Pat graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 2 1/2 years with a BS in both Business and in Economics. During this time he, also, held a full time job with Burlington Industries. After college, Pat went on to spend many years in the textile industry where he made lifetime friendships. Pat co-founded Oakhurst Textiles, Inc. and enjoyed 30 years growing the business into a premier textile company prior to his retirement.
Over the years, Pat and his family enjoyed many happy hours playing golf and traveling throughout the United States and overseas. Fishing for brim and bass in local ponds and flounder on the North Carolina beaches with his family gave him great pleasure. The whole family has been blessed to celebrate many special life events with Pat.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215, 1-800-272-3900; Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405, 1-336-621-2500, www.hospicegso.org; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.