SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Hays smiles in a photo with his children Jade, 5, and Nathan, 8. A slide show was played during a celebration of Hays' life Friday in Venice.
SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald,com
Chas Sizemore, left, of Venice, buys raffle tickets for a chance at a $300 tattoo from Craig Martinelli of the Venice Ink Spot. Martinelli and Maria Doyle at right, sold tickets and gave the proceeds back to the family of Chris Hays, who died March 1 in North Port.
SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
Tasjia Slodyczka hugs a friend during the celebration of life for the late Chris Hays, Friday in Venice. Behind the pair are friends and family who watched a slide show featuring Hays' life.
A photo of Chris Hays playfully puckering his lips along with his heart-stealing, blonde-haired, 5-year-old girl Jade appeared on the screen Friday night.
A graphic of a burning candle stayed on the screen as another photo featured Hays sharing a quiet moment with his son, Nathan, 8.
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