Mr. John Edward Gay, Sr, age 93 of Spring Hill, TN, died Thursday afternoon at his residence. Born April 5, 1917 in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Goodall Gay. John loved to garden and enjoy the rewards of the activity. As a young man, he loved to bowl also. For many years he served as a volunteer fireman in Endwell, NY. On Jan 15, 1942 he married Louise Johnson, with whom he shared the following 68 years until her death on August 14, 2010. He worked as a customer engineer for IBM for many years and was a member of the Catholic church. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Dr. John E. Kacey Gay Jr. of Florida; a daughter: Karen Castle of Spring Hill, TN; 3 grandchildren: Chad Heather Castle of Woodstock, GA, Ryan Castle of Kennesaw, GA, and Candice Rogers of Spring Hill, TN; and 3 great-grandchildren: Sierra Greeson, Sadie Castle, and Taylor Rogers. The family will conduct private services, with burial at a later date in the Tioga Point Cemetery in Sayre, PA.