He graduated from Poteet High School in May 1944. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1945 and trained as a Navy fighter pilot and retired as a Lt. Commander.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Hayes and Elizabeth Hayes, a sister Margaret Margie “Dale” Hayes Turner, nephew Cody Turner.
He is survived by a daughter Becky, son Mark and an adopted son James. Stan attended Tarleton State University and received a BA degree from the University of Corpus Christi.