Virgil Haynes of Oak Ridge died at home on Tuesday, January 6.
Mr. Haynes, the son of Millicent and Chester M. Haynes, Sr., was born on January 2, 1922, near Baker, Oregon. His parents moved to a farm near Caldwell, Idaho, in 1924 and he grew up there. Since June 1943, when he came to work at Y-12 for the Tennessee Eastman Corporation, he lived in Oak Ridge.
He had an Engineering degree from the University of Idaho and was also a graduate of the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. Most of his working career was at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, retiring from Martin Marietta Energy Systems on January 31, 1985 with over 41 years of service. [Read more…]