HAY, Robert "Gene", 80 of Lithia, went home to be with the Lord on March 21, 2013. He was born in Nashville, TN. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Eileen, daughter, Norma, grandsons, Bobby, Ronnie, great grandchildren, Robert Eugene, Savannah, Ava, nieces and nephews and other loving family members that will miss him, and his cooking, dearly. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Buchanan Baptist Church, 808 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with a committal service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to Buchanan Baptist Church (813) 961-3067.