Robert Carrell Hay – Obituary

By  | October 3, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Williams Funeral Home

Robert Carrell Hay, age 91, of Hohenwald, Tennessee, passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on October 1, 2018.

Robert was born on June 7, 1927 to the late Lesley and Rosalie Hay in Maury County, Tennessee. Robert was a patriotic man, serving in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a hardworking, dedicated worker, spending many years employed at Union Carbide. Robert was a strong Christian man of great faith. He was fondly referred to by his family as an easy-going man, his presence will be greatly missed.

Robert is survived by his son, Eddie (Melissa) Smith; granddaughters, Shannon (Jason) Codner, Whitney Smith, Kelsey Smith and Emme Smith; great grandchildren, Alivia Smith, Kian Codner; longtime partner, Joyce Sealey; lifelong friend; Berry (Kaila) Little; surrogate grandchildren, Alayna and Isabella Little; siblings, Nolan Hay, L.C. (Debbie) Hay, Betty (the late Charles) Turner, Sarah (Roy) Griggs, Tommy Hay, Gary Hay, Darlene Richardson and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Danny Arnold Hay, Glenn Hay and Margie Brady.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe Cemetery in Santa Fe, Tennessee. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at

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