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Graveside Service

Smith Mountain Cemetery
Friday February 11th, 2022
10:00am - 10:45am

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Graveside Service

Friday February 11th, 2022

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Walter Gene Hayhurst

Walter Gene Hayhurst of Orange Cove, CA was born on February 14, 1941 in Berryville, AR and went home to be with our Lord on January 30, 2022 in Visalia, CA. Walter was preceded in death by his parents Nadine Hayhurst, Glenn and Dora Hayhurst and his sister Geneva Warkentin. Walter was a life long resident of Orange Cove, CA where he and his wife Dawn built a successful citrus farming operation. They were also well respected in the cattle industry, raising quality beef. Above all, his greatest accomplishment was his family. Family meant everything to him and he will be sorely missed. He is survived by the love of his life of 61 years Carol Dawn, his daughter Janet Lyn, son Bruce and wife Heather. Grandchildren Cody (Alaina), Clay, Jacob (Shanya), Cyle, Chase (Kelli), Whitney (Spencer) Mitchell, and Courtnie (Matthew) Farr. Great Grandson Broc Alan Mitchell. Sister Glenda (Wally) Hill. 

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Smith Mountain Cemetery.

Celebration of Life Service will immediately following the graveside service at the Bruce and Heathers Home, 12167 Avenue 472, Orange Cove, CA  93646.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that remembrances be sent to the Tulare County Cattlemen’s Association scholarship fund in Walters name, where an annual scholarship will be established, TCCA 23451 Yokohl Drive, Exeter, CA  93221



A candle was lit in memory of Walter Hayhurst

Frank & Carol Ketscher Feb 11 2022 10:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Hayhurst

Debra Price Feb 10 2022 6:47 PM

Walt will be missed by all. My condolences.

Mark McLean Feb 9 2022 9:01 AM

My prayers are with you Janet and family. So sorry for your loss sending you hugs.

Sandra Hicks Feb 7 2022 3:39 PM

My sincere sympathies to your whole family. Walt was sure a prominent fixture in the Orange Cove community.

Peggy Cochran Feb 4 2022 7:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Hayhurst

Kevin Bumpers Feb 4 2022 6:23 PM

This is a picture of Walt and Dawn at the Branding at Moore Creek couple of years ago. There are no words that can express how truly he is going to be missed from family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.❤️

Larry and Gail Bennett Feb 4 2022 5:57 PM

A photo was added for Walter Gene Hayhurst

Larry and Gail Bennett Feb 4 2022 5:34 PM