Joseph "Tres" Hayman III

joseph hayman

December 9, 1996 ~ April 22, 2021

Born in: Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Resided in: Austin, Texas

Tres Hayman was called to his heavenly home after being involved in a tragic motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas. His life will be celebrated at Grace Bible Church – Southwood Campus in College Station, Texas at 2:00 PM on April 30, 2021. The service will be through Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Dr. Ki Bowman of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, as well as Brother Dan Hall of Livingston Fellowship in Madison, Mississippi, will be officiating. At a later date, the family plans to spread Tres’ ashes over his favorite refuge, the Laguna Madre in Corpus Christi, TX, via airplane flown by his Godfather, Jay Craddock. A monument for Tres will be placed in the Aggie Field of Honor, beside the future resting place of his parents.

Tres was born in Mount Pleasant, Texas to Joe and Kat Hayman. He and his family moved several times around Texas until landing in Madison, Mississippi, where he would spend the vast majority of his adolescence. Tres attended Madison Middle School and Madison Central High School. Tres was involved in both the tennis and cross-country teams. He was also a member of the Madison United Methodist Church youth group. Tres graduated from Madison Central High School in 2015. From there, he would attend Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi before moving to Austin, Texas.

Tres Hayman had the most adventurous spirit, always curious about what lies around the corner. He loved traveling and the outdoors, especially saltwater fishing. He explored 33 states and 11 countries and fully intended to see more. Tres was deeply loved and cherished greatly. He was a friend, a brother, and a son—eager to lend a hand, to protect those around him, and to bring light to dark situations through humor and charisma. In the words of tenth grade Tres, “I am from lift kits and mud tires, from campouts and bonfires. I am from unsweet tea and do it yourself, from climbing trees and neighborly help. I am from all day sport and sweet lemonade, from hanging with friends, and hunting for days. I am from mule deer and the Hill Country, from tennis and running cross country. I am from Grandma’s food at Thanksgiving dinner, from praying for snow in the long, hot winter. I am from family reunions and barbecue, from plates of food that are bigger than you. I am from big boots and cowboy hats. I am from Texas, and that’s where my heart’s at.”

Tres was preceded in death by his grandfather Joseph Harrell Hayman, Sr. Tres is survived by his parents, Joe and Kat Hayman; siblings Skye (22), Jade (17), Chas (16), and Quinn (13); grandparents Shirley Hayman, Curt and Karen Kelling; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Attention: Dan Adams in Amarillo, Texas at

Services will be available on the Callaway-Jones Facebook Live. Due to some sensitivities the family is asking everyone to refrain from wearing any kind of perfume or cologne.


Memorial Service: April 30, 2021 2:00 pm

Grace Bible Church-Southwood Location
1901 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S
College Station , Texas 77845


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  1. Kat and Joe,

    Our hearts are saddened for all of you. We have been praying and will continue to pray for y’all. We enjoyed being your neighbors in Reunion. Many years ago Tres found our dog,Lucy, when she escaped from our yard and the image of him smiling holding our dog on the golf cart is how I will always remember him. Praying your sweet memories of him will bring all of you comfort and peace. With love ❤️ The Stephenson Family

  2. Shirley is a dear friend from Hyde Park Baptist. Countless times she has mentioned Tres to me with pride and joy reflected in her voice and her eyes. I thank the Lord for all the days that Tres was here and pray His perfect peace and comfort be with all of you in the days ahead as you miss him.

  3. I’m praying for your family thru this most difficult time. Tres sounds like an amazing young man, and I know he will be missed beyond measure.

  4. Prayers for the family during this time and in the days/months ahead. Where there is heartache, let there be healing.

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss. The Wharton family will keep you in our thoughts as you navigate this trying time.

  6. Joe we are praying for you all during this difficult time. Stay strong in your faith and know God has you all in his hands. So very sorry for your loss.

  7. Kat and Joe,
    I remember really fun times with Tres and David. They were so much alike. My heart aches for you guys. May God fill you with his love and peace beyond measure. Our prayers are with you and all the kids.

  8. We are sorry to hear about you loss. May God give the whole family the strength to overcome this time in your life.

  9. This was such a tragedy. Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss. Memories… let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you through.

  10. Kate and I love the Haymans very much!!! I have such great memories of spending time with Tres (and Skye) on the tennis court. He will always be a part of our Jaguar Tennis Family!!!

    We are praying for peace for yall!

  11. Joe, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers and deepest, most heartfelt condolences are with you and your family.

  12. I love reading about him – such a rich full like surrounded by love. May the Lord hold you during this time in His arms. Thinking of you all! ❤

  13. Our hearts are broken for you…may our loving Father give you peace and comfort during this time.

    We love you!
    The Longs

    Psalm 34:18. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.


  15. Joe, the Nehring family is continuing to lift you and your family up in prayer. Sincerest condolences.
    Isaiah 41:10

  16. The Hayman’s are in my thoughts and prayers! Tres was that special kid who left you with the best feeling about where he was headed!! Love to each of you
    Terri Garren

  17. Praying for Skye and her family at this most difficult time . We met sweet Skye through my daughter Emily who goes to school at TAMU with Skye. ❤️❤️

  18. Sending prayers to the Hayman family. May God comfort you all with his peace and cover you with his love.

  19. Joe, I send prayers of comfort & peace to you and your family at this difficult time. Your son, Tres, will be missed by all who loved him.

  20. Sending prayers from Mississippi! Watching Jade’s strength these past few days have inspired me so much. Praying for love, hope, and comfort to the whole Hayman family. Love, Sparky ❤️

  21. Joe, Our hearts ache for the loss of you son. Our prayers go out to you, your family, and all others he touched.

  22. absolutely adore this family. i know what you’re going through and it’s so hard, but i can promise that it gets better. i promise. i love this family so so much & i’m so happy that jade & i became friends in 7th grade. don’t know what i would do without her or this sweet family. love all of y’all so much. gods got you

  23. This family will forever be in my heart. A tragedy like this is something no one expects and no one wants to experience. I feel closer to Jade now than I ever have. I also lost my brother a couple years ago and I truly believe God is calling me to be here for my sweet friend, and this precious family. I love every single one of y’all so so much. This family will forever hold a spot in my heart. Stay strong and remain faithful!!

    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4
    Love, Sara Kate

  24. There hasn’t be a day since you left that I haven’t missed you dearly. It was the honor of a lifetime to be considered your family in Austin. Thank you so much for the memories I will hold so close. Condolences to the family and peace to everyone who knew him well.

  25. Joe, praying for you and yours constantly. May you all know the peace that only God can give.

  26. Hayman family,
    The Barkers love all of you dearly. And even though Tres was older, we each have several memories of him. I remember him at Liberty park watching Chas play soccer, I remember how kind and mannerly he was when he would ring the doorbell to pick up his younger siblings. I remember his smile. Emily remembers being there one afternoon when Kat ran in the room and announced Guess whose here! The kids all ran down and hugged Tres from college.
    I’m sorry your having to go through this. We will walk this journey with you the best we know how. One day at a time. Praying for you all.
    Psalms 34:18
    The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

  27. To Joe and the entire Hayman Family,

    My wife and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Words cannot describe our shock to hear about the tragedy that took someone so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

  28. What a beautiful man and wonderful life. We can only imagine how much he will be missed. Our deepest condolences for your loss.

  29. Joe & Kat & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We had the pleasure of meeting Tres next door at his grandmother Shirley’s house. He was so polite and eager to know everything my husband had to teach about Tres new dog. May the Lord be with you all during this difficult time and yall are in our prayers
    Steven, Peggy, Jaxon Barrett

  30. Joe, please accept our condolences for your loss. I didn’t get to meet your son but I could tell he was the spark in the family. Beautiful video.

  31. Joe & Kay – so very sorry to hear this news. Thinking about and praying for you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace as you move forward.

    Ken & Deanna Cook

  32. Dear Haymen family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and we pray that you feel the support of your friends and family and the comfort of God’s arms wrapped around each and everyone of you. God peace and grace be with you all and God bless Trey for the impact that he had on all the knew him.

  33. Prayers and deepest, most heartfelt condolences are with you Joe, Kat and your family. Beautiful tribute, Tres was an adventurous spirit!

  34. We are so sorry for your loss. We are here if y’all need anything.. We are praying for y’all !!

    -Elsa and Family

  35. Joe and Kat,
    We are so saddened by your loss. We are praying that God helps you find peace and lifts you all through this most difficult time. Our deepest condolences to your family.
    Sending continued prayers and love,
    Laura and Trey,
    Megan, Joseph and Luke

  36. We want to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your son. Praying that God’s love enfolds you and comforts you through the pain. We hope He helps you and your family heal from this awful loss.

    -Sargol and Hilliard family

  37. Our deepest condolences to your family. May you have the strength and courage to endure this unimaginable loss. From the Dixit family.

  38. Thank you all so much for the prayers and support! We truly have been overwhelmed by it and we appreciate it deeply! Stay safe, love you all!

  39. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Please know our prayers will continue that Christ’s Peace sustains your family. Our love is with you all.

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