TELL CITY - Thomas R. "Tommy" Hay, 91, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills in Tell City.
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He was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Cannelton.Â His parents were the late Thomas J. and Lula (Gaesser) Hay.
Also preceding him in death were a sister, Ruthie Groves; his brothers, Jack and Ralph Hay and Harold Hay in infancy and a grandson, Mark Huber.
Tommy was a 1940 graduate of Cannelton High School and attended University of Notre Dame.Â He serv-ed his country in the United States Army during World War II, and awarded a Purple Heart.
He married Louise Sweat Feb. 7, 1950, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold.
After 38 years, he retired from General Electric, where he was a foreman in tube production.
Tommy was an avid bicyclist, enjoyed reading and was an Ohio River enthusiast.Â He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Louise Hay; his daughters, Jane Huber of Racine, Wis., Nancy Noland of Carmel, Mary Houghland of Tell City and Molly Tuggle of Troy; his sons, Robert Hay and Joseph Hay, both of Tell City; two sisters, Sue Horn of Indianapolis and Judy Herzog of Cannelton; five brothers, Jimmy Hay of Owensboro, Ky., Norman Hay of Cannelton, Denny Hay of Kokomo, Earl Hay of Indianapolis and Paul Hay of Avon; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, at St. Paul Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, (today) at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel.Â The Rev. Dennis Duvelius will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church or Perry County Public Library.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Published in Perry County News on July 25, 2013
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