Fredric (Fred) A Hays II, 80, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away at IU Health Hospice House on February 7, 2022. Born in Greencastle, Indiana, he was the son of Fred and Mabel (Kinkead) Hays. Fred grew up in Bloomington and attended Bloomington High School for three years. In 1959, he graduated from Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis.
Fred began his career with the Indiana State Police after completing recruit training and being appointed as a Probationary Trooper on May 1, 1963. He completed his probationary training and continued as a Trooper at District #33-Bloomington. Through dedication, hard work and investigative prowess, he was promoted into Field Investigations and later to the Vehicle Theft Section. Fred was a leader in investigations and promoted to Sergeant before retiring. He retired January 15, 1996, after more than 33 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Indiana and those he worked with throughout the Indiana State Police. The day following his retirement he started at Cook Medical in Bloomington as Customer Relations Manager and retired for a final time in 2004.
Fred loved spending the winter months in Venice, Florida, on the beach and on the golf course.
Fred is survived by his wife, Leah Hays, his children Michelle (Ronnie) Lattimore, Matthew (Laura) Hays, Yvette Hays Davis, Chip Hays, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and his sisters Marianne (Jerry) Rheinfrank and Jennie Lowe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Hank and Larry Hays, special Aunt Mary and Uncle Al Pence, and a granddaughter.
Visitation for Fred will be on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, from 4-7 pm at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington, Indiana.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Fred’s life will be 10:30 am Thursday, February 17, 2022, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington, Indiana, with Tom Ellsworth officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Fred’s name are suggested to the Pioneers of the Indiana State Police, 1415 Shelby St., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46203, or the charity your choice.