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James  Martin Hayes, Jr., M.D.

James Martin Hayes, Jr., M.D.
  • April 9, 1938 - March 12, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Church of The Nativity
    1061 Folly Rd
    Charleston, SC 29412
  • Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic
    3226 Maybank Highway
    Building C
    Johns Island, SC 29455
  • Roper St. Francis Foundation
    125 Douty Street
    Suite #790
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Thoughts and prayers to you all. Dr Hayes was a special one of a kind person. He will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: Lynn and Billy Turner - SC

“Dr. Hayes was the best Dr. Ever he was my buddy He had the greatest cense of Humor he had to around me. You will forever be in my Heart. Until we...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Jackie Alarid - Charleston, SC

“Dear Jimmy, Patti, Amy, Keith, Beth, Terry and families, Your father was a wonderful example of a committed Christian. As a physician he took care...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Robert (Rah Rah) & Ann Smith - SC

“I met Dr. Hayes as a young nurse at Charleston VA where he was the Chief Medical Resident at the time. I was so scared of him as he always looked...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Rita Wilkie RN - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are sure that you are very proud of your father for all the good and wonderful things he did...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Ann Byrnes - Charleston, SC

“Jim and I met at Old Roper, the last year it operated with only the ER open. He was an intern, I was a young RN. Wanting to learn more about...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Bettie Williams Westphall - Reno, NV

“Jim was my mentor, my example to try to follow, my friend and the epitome of what we should aspire to be. I couldn't recite all of his numerous...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: james ravenel

“I only knew Dr. Hayes personally for a little over one year. I knew him prior to that time by reputation. And, that reputation was well known and...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim Hayes was a wonderful person & physician. I worked with him at CharlestonCounty Hospital back in the day when he was chief resident. I was so...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Lee Lavelle - Charleston, SC

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember the good times at Nativity. ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Beth Byrnes Trenaman - Charleston, SC

“Jim Hayes was the best at everything he did: Doctor, family man, role model, leader, outdoorsman, community volunteer and organizer, steadfast in...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Dick Momeier - Franklin, NC

“The family of Dr Hayes will be in my thoughts and prayers.With love, Opal Cumbee ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Opal Cumbee - John's Is, SC

“jimmy we are so very sorry for your loss...i met your father a few times thru my wife and he was a veryfine person..of course that is obvious by the...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: rick tarleton - wadmalaw island, SC

14 of 30 | Posted by: rick tarleton - wadmalaw island, SC

“To all of the Hayes Family: Due to our health we were not able to attend your services. Please know we are grieving with you, and he will always be...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Paul and Annie Bendt Family - SC

“I only relatively recently met Dr. Hayes, but had the opportunity to have a rich conversation with him about our love for The Citadel and for being...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Charlie Coe - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“During the time that Jim was so heavily involved in our medical world as fellow internist and leader, he was a beacon of light. Through all the...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Bob Cain - Charleston, SC

“Jimmy, Amy & Beth,Your dad was a true southern gentleman. I was blessed to have know him and your mom. Over the years I saw him and your mom in and...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Susan Salmonsen Varner - SC

“An amazing example service by a dedicated physician and friend.Ben Meares, MD. Raleigh,NC. MUSC Class of 1964. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“We are thinking of you at this time of great loss. Remembering happy times at family gatherings. Much love, Ruth and Paul ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Ruth Petersen - Bath, NC

“We were plebes together in M Co. at The Citadel. A great memory! We played basket ball on our Co team with Jim making jump shots and the rest of us...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Robert Taylor - Dundee, NY

“Dear Hayes Family,In 1978, I came to Charleston as a house-staff officer in medicine at MUSC. During my training, and as chief resident, I worked...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Jan Basile - Charleston, SC

“Jimmy and Family, I knew your Dad as a friend, my doctor and a fellow Vietnam veteran. He was a truly wonderful, caring and talented man. He loved...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Dewey Wise - Green Pond, SC

“Dr. Hayes was a wonderful physician. His patients trusted him. As a former nurse, I learned to appreciate Dr. Hayes for his dependability, guidance,...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: MARTHA Holmes - CHARLESTON, SC

“Dr. Hayes was a kind and caring doctor. Our family missed him when he retired. God blessthe family during this difficult time. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Wanda Evans - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your family has always been very special to us.My father, Paul Bendt, cherished your friendship and support as...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Paula Bendt Hrriss - Baneberry, TN

“Jim and I were 1964 MUSC graduates and internal medicine residents together. He was a great guy in addition to being a great physician. My...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Bill Blackwell - Florence, SC

“Jimmy and family, we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. He was a kind and caring physician and will be missed by many, including...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Tensie and Jim Campbell - SC

“What a special doctor and family friend! They dont make them like Dr. Hayes anymore. I know he will be missed. He worked hard and enjoyed life and...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Nancy Wade - Friend

“Our deepest condolences go out to you and your entire family Jimmy. Your Father is sadly missed by all that knew him.Cherish all the great father...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

James Martin Hayes, Jr., M.D. of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Barbara Jean Evans Hayes, entered into eternal rest Thursday, March 12, 2020. On behalf of the family of Dr. James M. Hayes, Jr. please note the visitation and Funeral Mass for Dr. Hayes will be private in compliance with the current CDC restrictions. The Hayes' family feels the health and safety of Dr. Hayes' extended family and friends takes precedence above all. With all services being private, it is the intent of the Hayes family to help mitigate any negative impact on the health of the community. They feel this approach would be one shared by their father; as Dr. Hayes worked his entire career for the benefit of the health of his patients and the Charleston Community. The family encourages all to share condolences and view the recorded Funeral Mass when available on Dr. Haye's Tributes page.

Jim was born April 9, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late James Martin Hayes and Mary Pamela Frank Hayes. He graduated from Andrews High School in 1956 and graduated from The Citadel in 1960. Jim and Barbara were married June 9, 1960 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Georgetown, SC. Jim graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina in 1964. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two years, including a year in Vietnam as commanding officer of the 332nd General Medical Dispensary, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.

Jim was board certified in Internal Medicine and practiced in Charleston for 35 years. Over these years, he was an active member in Charleston County Medical Society, Medical Society of South Carolina, South Carolina Medical Association, South Carolina Society of Internal Medicine, and was a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He served on many boards and committees to improve healthcare in the Charleston community. As a former board member of the Medical Society of South Carolina and Roper Hospital, he played a pivotal role in the 1997 merger of St. Francis and Roper Hospitals. In 2005, Jim received the first annual Roper St. Francis Foundation Physician Champion Award for his leadership and devotion to patients and the Charleston medical community.

As an active member of the medical community, he could not simply retire. He became involved as a volunteer physician and Board Chairman for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. He was an advocate for providing healthcare services to those in need.

In 2019, The Citadel Board of Visitors awarded Dr. Hayes an Honorary Doctorate acknowledging his many decades of service to the community and The Citadel. The Doctorate was to be conferred at The Citadel Commencement this May.

In addition to his contributions to the medical community, Jim was a family man, an avid outdoorsman, and a proud Citadel alumni.
He is survived by his three children: James Martin Hayes, III and wife Patty of Edisto Island, SC; Amelia "Amy" Lynne Hayes DuPree and husband Keith of James Island, SC; Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Hayes Parsons and husband Terry of James Island, SC; seven grandchildren: James Martin Hayes, IV (Molly), Mary Kristin West, Lauren Heather Hayes, Samantha Lee Parsons, Sarah Nicole Parsons Herring (Matthew), Joseph Hayes Hogg, and Whit Stephen Hogg. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Thomas Hugh Evans, Jr. of Bonneau, along with his nieces, Meg Mauffray and Mickie Eisert.

Memorials may be made to Church of the Nativity, 1061 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412; Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, 3226 Maybank Highway, Building C, Johns Island, SC 29455; and Roper St. Francis Foundation, 125 Doughty Street, Suite #790, Charleston, SC 29403.

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