Mr. Day died at 3:49 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield, Missouri.
He was born December 3, 1931, in Webster County, Missouri, to Ernest Sell Day and Mamie Julia Payne Day. On January 13, 1951, he was married at Niangua, Missouri, to Betty Jemes. Mr. Day was a contract sales manager for West Plains Glass Company for many years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mr. Day was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Berean Baptist Church where he enjoyed his church family. Also, he served as moderator for the Howell Baptist Association from 2008 to 2010.
He is survived by his wife Betty, of the family home; two children, Donnie Day, wife, Marletta, Woodstock, Georgia and Sherry Day, West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Joseph Daniel Day, wife Kelly, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Corey Michael Day, Woodstock, Georgia, and Carrie Marie Ray, husband, Josh, Dallas, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Daniel Day and Addison Darland Day; three brothers, Jack Day, wife Karen, Stockton, Missouri, Jim Day, wife, Betty Sue, Niangua, Missouri, and Tom Day, wife Lois, Fair Grove, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one infant son, Wayne Lee Day, and one brother, Bill Day, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon in the Good Springs Cemetery, Niangua, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Berean Baptist Church Children’s Ministry or The Gideon’s, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.