Glen Rube Hays


Glen Rube Hays, former longtime resident of Liberty Hill, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Glen was born on February 26, 1938, to parents Lee Hays and Winnie (Rhea) Hays in Liberty Hill, Texas.  All 12 years of school were spent as a Liberty Hill Panther. He played basketball, baseball (aka Lefty for being the left-handed pitcher), football (All-District Quarterback) and FFA President with his FFA Sweetheart, Shirley (Mather), who later became Mrs. Hays in 1959.  They lived in Austin for about 7 ½ years before moving back to Liberty Hill where they raised their daughters, Sherry Lynn and Rebecca Pauline. They moved to Kingsland, Texas in 2012 to be by the lake until they moved in with their daughter, Rebecca, in Leander.

During his junior year in high school, he started working for Wayne Dayton Plumbing in Austin for many years, where he gained his Master Plumber’s license. Liberty Hill ISD hired him as a Maintenance Technician and Bus Driver where he thoroughly enjoyed working for the staff, teachers and students and he retired after 20 years of service. Glen and Shirley owned and operated the Panther Den (arcade) in Liberty Hill. He loved helping the community with 35 years on the LH Volunteer Fire Department and he was a member of the LH Water Board.

Glen is survived by his daughters: Rebecca Myers and Sherry Montemayor; sister: Geniva Simpson; niece: Crystal Childers; grandchildren: Valerie Johnson, Jaime Montemayor, Madison Myers, Baylie Brewster and Chelsea Fikes; great-grandchildren: Josephine Johnson, Charles Johnson and Dean Fikes; niece, Marcy Simpson; nephews: Danny Hays, Richard Simpson and Phillip Simpson.

Family members who preceded him in death are his wife of 61 years, Shirley (Mather) Hays; mother, Winnie (Rhea) Hays; father, Lee Hays; brother, D. W. Hays, his wife Nellie and son Wendell; sister-in-law, Ruby (Mather) Childers and her husband Cecil “Spike” Childers; son-in-law (Becky’s husband), Walter Eugene “Gene” Myers and grandson, Travis Myers.

Family and friends are welcome to join us on Saturday, November 20th, to celebrate his life at a come and go, viewing and reception, between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home located at 5600 Williams Drive in Georgetown, Texas.