CAYTON, Hal 90, of St. Petersburg, passed away Feb. 27, 2013. He worked as an electrical engineer for over 30 years and was employed by Monsanto. Hal was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross. He proudly served our country in the Navy on the USS Franklin and was a wounded veteran. Some of Hal's hobbies were ballroom dancing, fishing and building. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Wandalee; stepdaughters, Karin Welch of Valrico and Gerilee Carson of Missouri; as well as 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 5 pm Monday, March 18 at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 4545 Chancellor St. NE, St. Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project in Hal's honor. Hal will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but will live on in their hearts and memories. Condolences for the family may be left at hillsboromemorial.com.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 18, 2013