John Franklin Hayden

March 29, 1934 - March 17, 2023

John Frank Hayden

John Franklin Hayden, 88, of Owensboro passed away Friday, March 17, 2023, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in McLean County on March 29, 1934, to the late Edgar “Dude” and Mary Lucille Dant Hayden. Frank owned and operated Franks Plumbing and Heating for 50 years and was the owner of Splash Swim Club. He is a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He enjoyed farming and had a love for his cows.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his children George Hayden and Melody Hayden; his stepdaughter Teresa Dorris; and brother Doug Hayden.

Frank is survived by his wife Linda Embry Hayden; his children David “Mike” Hayden, John (Amanda) Hayden and Deborah (Clint) Heady; his grandchildren Kyle Hayden, Coty Hayden, Joey Hayden, Phillip Luallen, Embry Luallen, and Nate Heady; 2 great-grandchildren; and his siblings Shelby Compton and Robert Hayden.

Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, March 23, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Burial to follow at St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and again on Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the church.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in Franks honor to your favorite charity of choice.
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