Richard Allen Hayes

April 30, 1955 - December 4, 2023

Richard Allen Hayes, 68, of Beaumont, died Monday, December 4, 2023. He was born April 30, 1955, in San Diego, California, to Helen French Hayes and Thomas Hayes. Richard graduated from Rice University in 1977. He received a P.H.D. from UCLA in Chemistry and worked as a chemist for DuPont de Nemours, Inc., for thirty-two years. Richard was named inventor on over 100 patents with Dupont and several patents during retirement while contracting for Corning Glass. After positions in Wilmington, DE, Parkersburg, WV, La Porte, TX, and Nashville TN, he retired from Dupont at Dupont Sabine River Works.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Ann Manson; daughter, Laina Hayes; son, Glenn Hayes; daughter, Roxanne Hayes, all of Beaumont; sister, Vivian Cherry and her husband, Jim, of The Woodlands; and brother, Tom Hayes and his wife, Hanh, of Austin.

Mr. Hayes’ cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, 5150 Stivers Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to Temple Emanuel, 1120 Broadway Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701 or St. Mark’s Treasure House, 805 North Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

Comments (12)

    Page Callaway says:

    Marilyn, Laina, Glenn, and Roxanne, I am so sorry for your loss. This is a precious time of remembrance and gratitude for a wonderful life. Take heart and take care, beautiful family. Sending you all much Love, Page

    Lisa Callaway Hamm says:

    I am sorry for your loss. May the memories you share bring you peace and joy in the coming days. Love to you all.

    Stephan Malick says:

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Laura Lee McElhinney says:

    Myself and the entire Stable – Spirit staff are so sorry for your loss.

    Maureen Gorsich says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Condolences to all the family.

    Charles Gant says:

    RIP Sir Richard…Condolence to the family Hayes. Rich was a friend of mine.

    Carol VanZoeren says:

    Smiling through sadness at Rich’s passing. We DuPonters were pathologically polite, so Rich and my conversations were such fun! Such a creative, insightful, and subversive guy.

    Charles Brandenburg says:

    He was a dear friend, mentor, and colleague. He will be deeply missed by me and the rest of the team at Corning. May God comfort you during this time.

    Justin N. Baker, Sr. says:

    I worked with and for Rich at DuPont SRW Bldg 10 lab. He was a goo giy. RIHP, Rich!

    Keith Staudt says:

    Regards, Keith & Patsy Staudt

    Susan Schafer says:

    Dear Sister, we are so saddened by the sudden loss of our Richard. He loved you all so much, and he especially showed this love through the constant caring and protective things he did for you, Laina, Glenn and Roxanne. I pray that all the precious memories of your over four decades together will bring constant comfort.

    Mark Kelly says:

    I worked with Rich for a number of years at DuPont, I know he will be missed by his many coworkers and his family. My condolences to his family in this time of sorrow.

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