Jerry Paul Day

September 3, 1943January 23, 2023
Obituary of Jerry Paul Day
Jerry Paul Day, age 79, and resident of Haughton, LA, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday January 23rd, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry enjoyed time with his family and his dogs, who will miss him terribly. His favorite places were on a deer stand or in a boat. Jerry was an avid hunter and bowler. He loved photography, dancing, cruises, and scuba diving. He was a strong, compassionate, and calm presence for those around him. He worked at KCS Railroad in Maintenance of Way, retiring after 33 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 33 years, Rita Day; his daughters, Gwen Day, Shannon Day Weldon and husband Mark Weldon; step-daughters, Marilyn Gentry and husband Brad Gentry, Michelle Luquet and husband Jeff Luquet; step-son, Randy Fox; grandchildren, Randy Lee Fox and wife Morgan Fox, Jake Gentry, Tyler Gentry, Lacy Brevard and husband Dillon Brevard, Morgan Gentry and Brody Weldon; great-grandchildren, Weston Fox and Sage Brevard; brother, Mickey Day; sister, Peggy Day; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eloise Day. Services to celebrate Jerry’s life will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Justin Haigler of The Simple Church. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Brody Weldon, Randy Lee Fox, Tyler Gentry, Jake Gentry, Byron Bohannon and Dillon Brevard.

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  • John and Eloise Day Parents (deceased)
  • Rita Day Wife of 33 years
  • Gwen Day Daughter
  • Shannon Day Weldon (Mark) Daughter
  • Marilyn Gentry (Brad) Step-daughter
  • Michelle Luquet (Jeff) Step-daughter
  • Randy Fox Step-son
  • Randy Lee Fox (Morgan) Grandchild
  • Jake Gentry Grandchild
  • Tyler Gentry Grandchild
  • Lacy Brevard (Dillon) Grandchild
  • Morgan Gentry Grandchild
  • Brody Weldon Grandchild
  • Weston Fox Great-grandchild
  • Sage Brevard Great-grandchild
  • Mickey Day Brother
  • Peggy Day Sister
  • ~ Nieces, nephews, extended family and friends

  • Brody Weldon
  • Randy Lee Fox
  • Tyler Gentry
  • Jake Gentry
  • Byron Bohannon
  • Dillon Brevard

Past Services

Wednesday, January 25, 2023


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Celebration of Life