BENTON — John Godwin Gay, 86, of Benton, died at 9:44 a.m. Wednesday at Lourdes hospital .
He was a retired operator for Air Products and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Grillo Gay; four daughters, Diana L. Duncan of Benton, Cynthia Jeanette Cavitt of Paducah, Carolyn Rose Hottinger of Louisville, and Kathleen Webb of Lexington; one son, John Richard Gay of Benton; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
His parents were John Wesley Gay and Ruby Deane Godwin Gay.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Marshall County Memory Gardens with the Rev. Joel Frizzell officiating. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
Contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.