Johnny Ray (John) Hays, 78, passed away August 12, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home at Lake of the Ozarks. Celebration of Life will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 17 at Charter Funerals, 10250 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas, with visitation from 11:00am-1:00pm. No flowers, please. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.