Jay Franklin Day
January 8, 1938 – November 20, 2020
Jay Franklin Day, age 82 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:18 AM on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Born in Peach Creek, West Virginia on January 8, 1938 he was one of 8 children to the late Charles W. Day, Sr. & Pearl M. (Elam) Day. Jay had served his Country proudly in both the United States Army and the United States Air Force, having served a total of 26 years, including the Vietnam War, and Korean War. Jay attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Greenville, Ohio. In his free time he loved to watch sports, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Reds. More than anything he loved his family, his children and grandchildren dearly. He will be truly missed. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings Charles Walter Day, Jr.; Joseph Day; James Day; Orpha Hensley; Dorothy Osborne; Millie Jane Day; Jack Day.
Surived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy (Macuga) Day, whom he married May 31, 1969: children Deborah & Eric Weston; Pearl Gepfrey; Alan & Christine Day; Rebecca & Tim Wilson: grandchildren Matthew & Angie Weston; Nathan & Melissa Weston; AJ Weston; Crystal & Jonathan Rhodehamel; Andrea & Andy Steenrod; Kara Day; Troy Day; Preston Day; Megan Day: great- grandchildren Bennett, Camille, Alec, Gabrielle, Blake, Levi, Izaiah, Myles: the family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those who took care of Jay in his final days.
Friends may call on the family from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church following the visitation, with Fr. Doseck officiating. Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio where Military Honors will be conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW in Greenville. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.
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