John Dee Hayes, Jr., 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in a local hospital. He was a very sweet, smart, and loving person who always carried a beautiful smile. He was a graduate of Walker Valley High School and attended New Hampshire Technical Community College. John lived in New Hampshire for the past several years and recently moved back to Chattanooga. While living in Chattanooga he was affiliated with Abba’s House. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Michael Reid and John Goodwin. Survivors include his mother, Sonya Reid; father, John Hayes, Sr; grandparents, Sylvia Reid and Linda Hayes; and a host of uncles; aunts; cousins; other relatives and friends. He will lie-in-state on Friday at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Oliver L. Trimiew as the eulogist. Burial in Tyner Cemetery.