Merle Allen Hayes III

May 18, 1964 – April 7, 2021

Merle Allen Hayes III was born May 18,1964 in Everett, WA. To April (Moses) Smith and Merle Hayes Jr. and passed away unexpectedly April 7, 2021. 
He was a special man that loved Commercial fishing and being out on the water, hunting and the outdoors. His children were blessed that they were able to work beside him and will cherish the teachings he passed down to them. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy, he loved being their “Papa”
He is survived by his children Vanessa Hayes, Daniel McLean, Merle Hayes IV (Selena), Christina Hayes(Dennis), Shyanne Hayes, Dakota Hayes(Savannah), Alice Abuan-Hayes, Jose Rocha jr., Mother of his Children Carrie(Lonnie)Enick, grandkids Aaliyah McLean, Shaneah McLean, Noah McLean, Layla Hayes, Merle Hayes 5th, Jacob Hayes, Mckenzy Hayes, Lexi Hayes, Josiah Hayes, Bentley Hayes, Olivia Reeves, mother April (Marvin), father Merle, sisters Bernadette”Bernie” Abuan, Holiday Hayes, Bonita (Jacob) Palafox, Mia (Alex) Bennington, Elaina (Poo) Hayes, Paulette Smith, several aunts., uncles cousins and friends. 
He is preceded in death by baby Hayes, brothers Wade Abuan, Carnegie Hayes, sisters Tamara “Tammy” Hayes, Carol Hayes, cousins Mark Moses and Victor Moses, Nieces Sophia Solomon, Victoria Russell, grand babies Julian McLean and Logan McLean. 
Now he can soar with the Eagles like he told his children he wanted too, fly high Dad…
He was truly loved and will be missed by many…

A Celebration of Merle’s live will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Tulalip Gathering Hall with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.