The Rev. William E. "Sonny" Hayman Jr., a retired Lutheran minister who led churches in Columbia and Dundalk, died of gastric cancer Tuesday at Osceola Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla.
He was 66.
"He brought joy and a very rooted sense that God is still at work in the world and that we're a part of it," said the Rev. Kristi E. Kunkel, pastor of New Light Lutheran Church in Dundalk. "He was well liked by his congregation and had a big laugh that could fill a room."
The son of William E. Hayman Sr., a New Castle County, Del., civil engineer, and Virginia Hayman, a homemaker, William Edwin Hayman Jr. was one of 10 children in the family and...