William Houston "Bill" Haynes Jr.

william houston haynes

August 4, 1950 ~ December 8, 2023

Born in: Lewisburg, Tennessee
Resided in: Eagleville, Tennessee

William Houston “Bill” Haynes Jr. died unexpectedly on Friday evening, December 8, 2023, in Eagleville, TN at the age of 73.


Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Haynes; his children Lisa Dulcinea Morrow, William Jackson “Jack” Haynes, and Dena Kathleen Strohl; and his grandchildren Kimberly Morrow, William Morrow, Brody Gaither, Samuel Haynes and Ethan Haynes. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Houston Haynes Sr. and Frances Louise Haynes.


Bill was born on August 4, 1950, in Lewisburg, TN. He married Kathy on July 2, 1970, and graduated from MTSU with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science in 1973. Bill and Kathy moved to Pleasant View where they raised their three children. Bill worked the majority of his career as a financial consultant at Mitchell, Haynes and Associates in Ashland City, TN.


Family and friends remember Bill as a caring and gentle man with a deep resonating voice and warm smile at the ready. He frequently read scripture at church and enjoyed using his musical gifts singing on the worship team.


Bill was passionate about his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren out on the farm corralling the chickens, driving the tractor and playing fun made-up games. He was an avid tennis and pickleball player with quick hands and a deadly drop shot and made time to play many rounds of doubles with friends. Bill and Kathy spent many joyful years taking trips together to the beach in Florida. He enjoyed tending to the family farm and was currently building a new home on the land with the help of his son, Jack.


A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Sunday, January 7th at Church of the Redeemer. 920 Caldwell Ln in Nashville, TN. Visitation will be 2 PM at the church, followed by a memorial service at 3PM. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Andrew DeFusco with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill’s life.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Church of the Redeemer and reference “In memory of Bill Haynes.” Condolences can be sent to Kathy Haynes at 277 Spring St. Eagleville, TN 37060.


Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.


Visitation: January 7, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Church of the Redeemer
920 Caldwell Lane
Nashville, TN 37204

Memorial Service: January 7, 2024 3:00 pm

Church of the Redeemer
920 Caldwell Lane
Nashville, TN 37204

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  1. I always loved your booming baritone during the worship service. It took me maybe 2 months to discreetly locate exactly whose it was when I was new to Redeemer, and I enjoyed it every time especially when you went up to join the musicians leading us in song. We also enjoyed being in one of the sunday school classes with you and Kathy in our last few months before leaving Nashville. Love to your whole family in these days. Rest in peace, Bill.

  2. Though I’m relatively new to Redeemer, and only met Bill once or twice I was always comforted by his presence. Aside from his hospitable tone and twinkling smile in our brief interactions, Bill’s nonverbal cues (even from afar) led me to believe that this was a grounded, steady, and kind man– someone that wielded a gentle power, someone who was magnetic and joyful, someone that I could trust. There are many times in the past few months that Bill brought me the wine of the Eucharist with such insistent compassion, ministering to me, ushering me to feed on Christ. Even those brief moments with Bill made me long for more. Bill, I look forward to feasting upon Christ together again with you one day. Even the relative strangers in your church family grieve your absence.

  3. I was fortunate to know Bill for many years through his son Jack. Bill was always full of life, laughter, and love for everyone around him. Whenever I came into town, Bill made time to visit with me and my sons. You couldn’t find a better person than Bill. Bill wholeheartedly strived to be better everyday and gave generously to care for others. I suspect he’s driving a tractor, backhoe, or some other farm equipment in Heaven. Rest in Peace Mr. Haynes.

  4. Kathy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you will feel God’s strength in your sorrow. I love you.

    Denise and Donnie Corbin

  5. Kathy, I met Bill on a tennis court, in Bellevue, several years ago. It was an honor calling him my friend. His smile and kindness was infectious. Except, when he was smiling, after making such exceptional tennis shots against me. 😉 I am a better person, because of his Godly influence. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    With care, Rick Burton

  6. Bill was someone I will never forget. He was kind, gentle and wise. He had a low distinctive voice, a heartwarming smile and a keen sense of humor and wit. What I will remember him mostly for is the love he had for his family. He was present and available and he visibly showed his love.

    You were loved by many.

    Armando Poliseno

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