Robert E. "Gene" Lail, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014. He was a native of Wallaceville, Ga., and was a 1948 graduate of Rossville High School. Gene was an Air Force Staff Sargent during the Korean War. For 25 years, he was president of Southern Forms Inc. His passions in life were his wife, Jackie, and watching every sport his grandchildren, Lindsay and Harris, played. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cleo Smith Lail; father, James Arling Lail; and brother, William Lail. Survivors include his wife of almost 51 years, Audra Jacqueline Trotter Lail; son, Richard Eugene Lail; granddaughter, Lindsay Meahgan Lail; and grandson, Richard Harris Lail. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel. Funeral service for Gene will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Eric Youngblood will officiate. Interment will follow to Chattanooga National Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com. Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.