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Alexander Funeral Home - North Chapel

4200 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN

OBITUARY

Derek R. Day

September 18, 1979July 23, 2020

Derek R. Day, 40, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home. He was born on September 18, 1979, in Evansville, IN.

Derek was an avid sports fan; his favorite teams were Indiana University Basketball, Indianapolis Colts, and Notre Dame Football. He loved to fish and play sports. Derek coached basketball through the Upwards Basketball League. He was a member of North Park Wesleyan Church. He was a Christian and had a wonderful sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Day; grandparents, Walter and Shirley Day and Manford and Betty Ripple.

Derek is survived by his sons, Logan and Eli Day; mother, Debra Day; brother, Daniel Day; sister, Dianna Gibson (Fred); aunts, Carol Derflinger (Ron), Karen Bauer (Jawn), Dianna Johnson (Matt) and Cheryl Higgs (Ron); uncle, David Day; nieces, Paige and Tori Gibson, and Keira Day; and numerous cousins.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Alexander North Chapel.

Memorial contributions can be made to Logan and Eli Day Fund c/o of Old National Bank. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation at Alexander North Chapel

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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James Penland

July 26, 2020

I attended Old North church my entire childhood and I remember seeing the brilliant red hair row of the Day family. Derek was by far the tallest kid I knew at this time and he had huge feet always with basketball shoes. I remember him as a kind person with a big smile. I wish I would have said hello recently after we found each other on Facebook. This keeps happening to me. There is sometimes not enough time. ❤️

Dianna Johnson

July 26, 2020

I remember the very first time I saw him. I couldn’t believe what a big baby he was. His cry was so deep. He was always the tallest kid. He grew up and was still the “big” guy. He had a big presence in every way. From his sense of humor to his big, big heart to his love for his family. He will leave a very big hole in our lives!

Love you Derek Day to the moon! Until we meet again!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY