Governor Steve Beshear announced on Monday that a visitation a memorial for his Chief of Staff, Mike Haydon will be held in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday afternoon.
Staffers at the Governor’s Office say Haydon passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at his home in Springfield.
Governor Beshear states that after talking with Haydon’s family, he felt it was appropriate to hold a memorial in his honor at the Capitol, where he had spent so many years working for Kentuckians.
Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen also expressed his condolences and spoke highly of Haydon during a Pennyrile Area Development District Board of Directors meeting in Hopkinsville yesterday.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, August 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Rotunda, with a memorial service beginning at 3:30 p.m., while another visitation is scheduled at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home at 221 East Main Street in Springfield from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Dominic Church in Springfield.