Frank "Zuke" L Day
May 21, 1933 – May 29, 2021
Frank Ligon Day, called "Zuke" by family and friends, passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2021. Frank was born to Walter E. and Emma S. “Studie” Day on May 21, 1933, in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. He graduated from West Point in 1956 and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Regular Army. Soon after graduation, he married Lucy L. Anderson. They had three sons Peter, Michael, and Todd. Frank distinguished himself in the military as an Armor Officer with two tours in Vietnam and various duty stations around the world, including Germany and Japan. The awards for his service include the Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure (Third Class).
Frank retired from the Army in 1985 as a Colonel. He then worked for the National Lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico. From there he and Lucy formally retired to Albuquerque and later moved to Colorado Springs. Frank and Lucy were married nearly 65 years. Their marriage was filled with love and friendship. They were a dynamic team who enjoyed traveling, camping, hiking, and volunteering with the Red Cross in Albuquerque.
Frank was a servant to God, his family, and our nation. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather and served as a father figure to his brother in-law John R. Anderson and as a grandfather to other members of the extended family. He was much loved and will be greatly missed by all. Frank is proceeded in death by his son Peter L. Day and is survived by his wife, Lucy; his sons Michael C. Day (wife Cindy) and Todd E. Day (wife Patricia); and his grandchildren Claire Day Nelson, Courtney Day Bear, Emily Day Mike, Zachary S. Day, Chase C. Day, and Chandler L. Day. He was fortunate to have known five of his great grandchildren and knew of two great grandchildren on the way.
Frank will be interred at Pikes Peak National Cemetery on 26 July at 11am with a gravesite service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Chapel of Our Savior on Forth Street in Colorado Springs or Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care.
Frank "Zuke" L Day
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