Hayes P. Ledford, 47, of Chattanooga and Nashville unexpectedly passed away August 5, 2020.
Hayes was born October 4, 1972 in Charlotte, N.C., to Jean Howell and Peyton Ledford. He was a graduate ('91) of Red Bank High School and UTC with a degree in political science. He was a long time lobbyist, business and political consultant. Hayes and his two brothers are all Eagle Scouts from Troop 60 on Signal Mountain. He was a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sydney and Charlotte; his daughters' mother, Tama Wheeler; mother, Jean Howell of Chattanooga; father, Peyton Ledford of Charlottesville, Va.,; his two brothers, Miles (Emily) Ledford and Brad Ledford, both of Chattanooga; nieces Mallory Kate Ledford and Addison Grace Ledford and many friends and buddies.
Hayes will be remembered for his larger than life stature and personality while serving as Chief of Staff for Governor Don Sunquist and Rep Gerald McCormick. He was a great Tennessean and true Southern Gentleman.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to The Greater Nashville Foundation or Boy Scout Troop 60 of Signal Mountain.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 10 at 1 p.m., with a service to follow at 2 p.m. at Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home, 3010 N Ocoee St., Cleveland, TN 37312.
The service will be live streamed