Robert G. Hayes

February 25, 1946 - October 6, 2022

02/25/1946 - 10/06/2022

Robert G. Hayes, 76, of Virginia Beach passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022 at his home.

Known to many as “Purple” Hayes, he was born February 25, 1946 a son of the late George and Katherine Moe Hayes.

He was a former survey technician with NOAA and he thoroughly enjoyed riding his Harley and deer hunting.  He never met a stranger.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Hayes; sons, Rob Hayes (Kathy) of Fort Ashby, WV and Jay Calfee of Virginia Beach; sisters, Tudy Frye of Warrington, VA, Susan Hayes of Catlet, VA; brother, Bill Hayes (Christine) of Front Royal, VA; grandchildren, Ashley Waechter (Mark), Shelby Hayes (Jimmy), Kierstin VonHagel, Karissa Collett and Cody Collett as well as five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held in the future.  You may visit to share memories and offer condolences to the family.

Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach is honored to serve the Hayes family.

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Dave Zenk
4 months ago

I only met Purple once. It’s true he never met a stranger. What an outgoing personality.

Brad Kearse
5 months ago

Condolences to the family from everyone at the National Geodetic Survey that worked with Purple throughout his many years with the organization. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

Ryan Hippenstiel
5 months ago

Condolences to all from everyone Purple worked with at Field Ops.

Boilermakers Local 667
5 months ago

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

Alain Martine jacqmin
5 months ago

All us condolences Judy and family. Be strong. Big Hugs to you all. Alain Martine

Judy Williams
5 months ago

Condolences to the Hayes family. Purple will be greatly missed. He was a great person inside and out.

Kelly Hyde
5 months ago

My sincerest condolences go out to the Hayes family! Purple was an amazing and loving man who will be surely missed!💔💜💜🙏

Darcy Waechter
5 months ago

Our deepest sympathies to the entire Hayes family. Remember all the great times. Love, Dan and Darcy Waechter

Deloris Johnson
5 months ago

Our condolences, uncle Bob will truly be missed. He was a great man and loved by all.
Randy and Deloris Johnson

Cliff Middleton
5 months ago

Fair Winds, Following Seas and Godspeed my friend. May you have a leg in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead! Prayers for Judy and all of the family.