Seaborn (Bud) Howard Hay

seaborn howard hay

March 16, 1934 ~ January 31, 2022

Born in: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Resided in: Loganville, Georgia

Seaborn (Bud) Howard Hay

March 16, 1934 – January 31st, 2022

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 12th, 2022. Family will receive visitors from 11:00am-1:00pm. Memorial service will be held immediately following visitation in the Chapel at 1:00pm at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main St., Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Procession will follow after service to Eternal Hills Cemetery, Stone Mtn Hwy, Snellville, GA for graveside service.

Mr. Hay died Monday January 31st, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia to the late Seaborn Howard Hay, Sr. and O’Dell Irene Mitchell Hay.

Mr. Hay was a well respected resident of Stone Mountain, Georgia for over 60 years and a proud Stone Mountain Pirate. Known as one of elite athletes in the State. Nicknamed by the AJC, “The Big Rock” from Stone Mountain, GA., where he excelled in Football, Baseball, Basketball and Track. Recruited in High School by UGA and GT for football, he ultimately signed with the St. Louis Cardinals minor league as a Pitcher.

Mr. Hay then went on to serve in the United States Army at Ft. Benning, GA.

Mr. Hay married his first true love Shirley Ann (Clack) Hay in 1959 and became a proud devoted father to his three children.

Loved the game of Golf, according to sources, won 7 “green jackets” at the annual Stone Mountain Invitational Golf Tournament held in Daytona Beach, FL for decades. Memberships at Mystery Valley and Summit Chase, where a golf course was his “home away from home” and time spent with golf buddies who fondly called him Semi or Dr. Death.

Mr. Hay retired from Kraft Foods with over 35 years of service and lived his remaining almost 30 years in Loganville, GA.

He was preceded in death by his loving and loyal wife of 42 years, Shirley Ann (Clack) Hay.

Also preceded in death by sisters, Lucy Mae (Hay) Mize, Bessie Rose Hay and Nancy Lee (Plummer) McElroy.

He is survived by his daughter, Catrina Gail Hay, Freeport, FL; son, Bart Howard Hay, Loganville, GA; daughter, Tracy (Hay) McIntyre and Randy McIntyre, Grayson, GA, grandchildren; Tiffany Nicole Daniel, Taylor Whitney Daniel, Kristie H. Hellmeister (Kristofor), Nicholas Seaborn Hay, Eve Elizabeth Hay, great grandchildren; Gracie Ann, Layla Layne, Maddox James, Brock Jace, Easton Alan, sisters; Bonnie Sue Hay Morrison, Janie Grace Plummer Pilgrim, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his last love and companion of almost 20 years, Terri Starr of Snellville, Georgia and her entire family.

Seaborn (Bud) Howard Hay, a Christian Man, and a life well lived.


Visitation: February 12, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room: A&B

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Funeral Service: February 12, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. I send my love and sympathy to Tina, Bart, and Tracy and grandchildren and also his girlfriend, Terri. I know this must be hard on you all. I had been praying that Uncle Bud would recover and even had others praying for him. So sorry for your loss! Much love, Sandy

  2. CandleImageMy heart goes out to y’all! I knew your precious Bud through Terri and he always kept us entertained. If it wasn’t his funny stories, it was the wonderful songs he’d make up in the moment and sing. He was a precious soul and I know he’s rejoicing with all who went before him including my husband Danny.

  3. CandleImageMy heart is broken for the family, my mom Terri, but for the loss I am feeling as well. Bud was a step father figure in my life over the years and I only hope he knew how much I loved, respected and appreciated him. “Uncle Bud” was a wonderful man, full of stories, jokes and songs – some of which I am pretty sure he made up on a whim.
    He will be deeply missed and there will forever be a void in our lives… Praying for peace and comfort to all that knew and loved him!

  4. Bud and my Daddy we’re best friends since they were little boys. They grew up together, went to school together, played Sports together, even after they graduated high school, worked for many years together at Kraft Foods, and our families went on vacations together every year. The Hay family is like our family. Bud was such a huge influence on my life, my father’s and our family. What a wonderful man! I carry those fond memories forever in my heart. I pray for Tina, Bart and Tracy, and the entire family. I pray for your comfort and peace, and that you are able to clean to those fabulous memories. Mr. Bud has now been reunited with his sweetheart Shirley, my daddy, all of his family and friends. He will be truly missed but he left quite an indelible mark. Love to all the Hay family. Please accept our deepest condolences. ????❤

  5. CandleImageI can hear Bud ‘s voice on the phone when I would call Bart. Most of the time he’d say “he’s not here” He knew I cared about his son. He would always just smile at me in person. I feel so sad for you Terry ,Tracy ,Bart ,Tina ,Tiffany,Taylor,Kristi ,Nick, and Eve. Mr. Hay had a great life filled with much love. I know how much you all love him and how much you will miss him. I can imagine Shirley’s face ,all lit up with her beautiful smile when he went home. Love you all.

  6. I have known Bud for nearly 50 years. A wonderful golfer and all around athlete. He was a member at Summit Chase for years. My heart goes out to Terri and the entire family. He will be missed.

  7. Bud was as good as they come and proud to have been a friend of this fine man. He always spoke of his family and Terri all the time. He played in the Little man group at Summit Chase every weekend. A tremendous competitor and a great sport.
    I enjoyed his famous one liners and story’s.

    Thank you Bud for being my friend.
    Scott Kennedy

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