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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Cecil A. Day

January 17, 1933June 22, 2020
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Cecil Allen Day was born in Edgar, Texas in DeWitt County on January 17th, 1933. His early years were spent there on his parent’s farm (John Washington and Sallie May Gatlin Day). Some of his fondest memories were of the old home place and despite the difficulties of the Great Depression he enjoyed living close to the land. Sunday after church picnics at the old Baptist church, meals at his grandparent’s place, swimming at the local water hole and listening to the train rumble by were all special memories for him. In his heart he loved the land and the people there that belonged to it. When he was seven the family moved to Corpus Christi where he eventually married Louise Emma Dillman on December 17, 1950. Their union was blessed with four children—Ralph Ernest, Sallie Johanna, Will and Francys Elaine. In 1988 he traveled to the Philippines to marry Lucy Saturnino on May 4. He always referred to her as the angel in his life. They were married for 32 years until his passing. Despite his humble beginnings, he became both a lab and X-ray technician. He settled in Victoria in 1961 and worked for Drs. Obert, Jones and Hicks. All who knew him professionally expressed admiration and appreciation for his work. He spoke 3 languages fluently, built a home for his parents, was well versed in classical music, played the harmonica, guitar, piano, accordion, banjo and violin and learned to be a locksmith as well as a ham radio operator. He loved to sing the old Jimmie Rogers and Ernest Tubb songs and possessed an incredible ear for pitch and harmonies. Furthermore, he could speak authoritatively about Texas and American history. Later in life he had several acres where he was able to have goats and a cow, farm, plant fruit trees and drive his 1938 Farmall tractor. Like his childhood, these were some of the happiest days of his life. He is survived by his wife, Lucy, and children Dr. Ralph Day, Sallie Day Smith, Will Day and Dr. Francys Day, 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by father John Washington Day, mother Sallie May Day, and brothers John Jr. Day and Walter Delano Day. He will be greatly missed. We want to thank Hospice of South Texas and Victoria EMS for all their care at the end of his life. Funeral services are Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church with Pastor La Andriamihaja officiating. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lucy Saturnino Day, Wife of 32 years
  • Dr. Ralph Day, Son
  • Sallie Day Smith, Daughter
  • Will Day, Son
  • Dr. Francys Day, Daughter
  • 10, Grandchildren
  • 19, Great grandchildren
  • John Washington Day, Father (deceased)
  • Sallie May Day, Mother (deceased)
  • John Jr. Day, Brother (deceased)
  • Walter Delano Day, Brother (deceased)

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

Memories

Cecil A. Day

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wayne linam

June 25, 2020

condolence to the family. i new Cecil for many a year, in our younger years we did some hunting and fishing together, even coon hunting. i like Cecil retired lab and x ray tech, we workd together some times, will miss my old buddy even though had not seen him i a few years.

Mae Ras

June 25, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayer in times of loss is more than us reaching up to God and him reaching down. Praying you'll feel His loving arms surrounding you today. Rest in peace Cecil. - Mae Ras & Family

Aileen Van Meter

June 25, 2020

Dear Lucy,

You have my heartfelt sympathy. I know Cecil has been a significant part of your life as your soul mate. May he rest in the arms of the Lord and may you be comforted knowing that there are prayers going up for you and the entire Day family.

Aileen Van Meter

Geraldine cross

June 25, 2020

My dear Lucy I am so sorry to hear your husband passed I think of you often as a nurse you have comforted so many people and now it's your turn to be comforted know that all the nurses that you worked with over 30 years are thinking of you here God bless

John Day

June 24, 2020

I my younger days I would spend a week with uncle Cecil every summer. Those were good days. I loved listening uncle Cecil tell stories and especially I like listening to him play the different musical instruments he could play. I know he’s sitting in heaven right now doing the same up there.
Beverly and I pray blessings on my cousins and Lucy to get through this time. Jesus is good.

Lisa Heinrich-Null

June 24, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man. Thomas and I want to wish you calm, peace and joy as you mourn the loss of your Father. Your family will be in our prayers and may your Father Rest In Peace!

Denise Carr

June 24, 2020

Francys and Day Family

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Josie Ilagan

June 24, 2020

To Lucy and Day Family,

Our warm thoughts and sympathy are with you.
We’re so sorry for your loss.Our prayers and may God comfort you all.

May Cecil’s soul Rest In Peace.

From all of us,
Josie,Armando,Israel Ilagan

Nancy Castillo

June 24, 2020

Accept our sincere condolences for you loss,
May God help you get through this difficult time and ease your pain

May Cecil Rest in Peace +

Nancy Castillo and Family

Sylvia Tolentino

June 23, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. We know this is a difficult time for all of you. Please know that you are in our hearts and in our thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.
With deepest sympathy,

Loi Dela Cruz and Sylvia Tolentino

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Biography

Cecil Allen Day was born in Edgar, Texas in DeWitt County on January 17th, 1933. His early years were spent there on his parent’s farm (John Washington and Sallie May Gatlin Day). Some of his fondest memories were of the old home place and despite the difficulties of the Great Depression he enjoyed living close to the land. Sunday after church picnics at the old Baptist church, meals at his grandparent’s place, swimming at the local water hole and listening to the train rumble by were all special memories for him. In his heart he loved the land and the people there that belonged to it.
When he was seven the family moved to Corpus Christi where he eventually married Louise Emma Dillman on December 17, 1950. Their union was blessed with four children—Ralph Ernest, Sallie Johanna, Will and Francys Elaine.
In 1988 he traveled to the Philippines to marry Lucy Saturnino on May 4. He always referred to her as the angel in his life. They were married for 32 years until his passing.
Despite his humble beginnings, he became both a lab and X-ray technician. He settled in Victoria in 1961 and worked for Drs. Obert, Jones and Hicks. All who knew him professionally expressed admiration and appreciation for his work. He spoke 3 languages fluently, built a home for his parents, was well versed in classical music, played the harmonica, guitar, piano, accordion, banjo and violin and learned to be a locksmith as well as a ham radio operator. He loved to sing the old Jimmie Rogers and Ernest Tubb songs and possessed an incredible ear for pitch and harmonies. Furthermore, he could speak authoritatively about Texas and American history. Later in life he had several acres where he was able to have goats and a cow, farm, plant fruit trees and drive his 1938 Farmall tractor. Like his childhood, these were some of the happiest days of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy, and children Dr. Ralph Day, Sallie Day Smith, Will Day and Dr. Francys Day, 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by father John Washington Day, mother Sallie May Day, and brothers John Jr. Day and Walter Delano Day.
He will be greatly missed. We want to thank Hospice of South Texas and Victoria EMS for all their care at the end of his life.
Funeral services are Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church with Pastor La Andriamihaja officiating. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.