William E. "Bill" Day, age 79 passed away Saturday evening, December 31, 2011 at his residence in Nashville. By his side was his devoted wife of 59 years, Clara M. (Dailey) Day whom he married on August 10, 1952 in BrownCounty.
Bill was born August 13, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Ernest and Alberta (Jacobs) Day.He was a 1950 graduate of Warren Central High School and went on to serve his country as a Private with the United States Army.
Bill retired in 1996 as a farmer in Brown County after 45 years of service. He was also retired from Burnside Ready Mix in Columbus where he was a Truck Driver from 1952 to 1985.
Bill is survived by his wife and five loving daughters: M. Lynn (husband, Randall) Henry of Brown County, Jenny (husband, Jay) Moberly of Brown County, Peggy Hendershot of Greenwood, Bev (husband, Aaron) Law of Marion & Marjie (husband, Bill) Hicks of Brown County. He will be remembered by his sister: Marilyn Sheetz of Arabian,Louisiana and his 12 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother: Robert Day and one granddaughter: Jaclynn Wray.
Bill attended the Neighborhood Church of God in Brown County since 1970 and was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 135. His true passion was working on his farm, raising cattle, pigs, corn and hay. Bill enjoyed working the ground with his dozer and spending time with his family. He was a fan of Indiana University and Butler Basketball teams.
The Rev. Sam Harrington will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 AM, Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military graveside rites presented by the Brown County American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Bill to the American Cancer Society, 5636 W. 96th Street Suite 100, Indianapolis,IN46278.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Day family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670