William Everett Hays, 60, of Marshall, IL passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his home. He was born June 25, 1959 at Curryville, TX, the son of William Hen and Shirley Jean (Hayes) Hays. Surviving are his children, Josh Hays of Marshall, IL and Tamber (Chaderick)Black of Effingham, IL; three grandchildren, Camden Black, R.J. Hays and Liam Black; siblings, Pat McNeely of Stanford, KY, Mike Hays of Charleston, IL, Dianna (Jeff) Carr of Greenup, IL, Randy Hays of Greenup, IL, Jeff (Cathy) Hays of Kankakee, IL and Robert (Laura) Hays of Martinsville, IL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother-in-law, Albert McNeely. Everett was retired from the Frontier Telephone Co. where he was a service technician. For over 20 years he was a member of IBEW Local #51. A Celebration Of Life Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 in the Red Oak Shelter at Lincoln Trail State Park, rural Marshall, IL. If you knew Everett, we encourage you to come and share your memories of him. Our Daddy was a very loved man, please come help us celebrate his life through the memories we all had of him. This will be come and go as you please event from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Limited food and drinks will be provided. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.