David H. Day, Sr., 79, of Dumas, passed away on July 18, 2018 at Dumas.
He was born on December 31, 1938 in Lake Village and was the son of the late Clarence and Wynoma Day.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Ute Day; his parents, Clarence and Wynoma Day; brothers, C.W. “Billy” Day, Jr., Raymond Day, Danny Day, Lee Roy Day; and granddaughter, Rachel Day.
Survivors are his wife, Deborah Day of Dumas; a son, David H. (Barbara) Day, Jr. of Selmer, Tennessee; a daughter, Christina Wynoma Day of Bexbach, Germany; a stepson, Erick (Marie) Runyan of Houston, Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Serita (Allan) Wood of McGehee; two brothers, William (Judy) Day of Tillar and Ricky (Tanya) Day of Dumas; a sister, Sue (Billy) Wood, of Gulf Shores, Alabama; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mr. Day was a committed service member serving in the United States Army for more than 29 years. He worked his way up through ranks achieving rank of command sergeant major. He received many awards and accolades including the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. He received a master’s degree from Naval War College and his BSE from the University of New York. He was a member of TKE (Beta Psi), Arkansas State University, and was Master Mason.
Mr. Day continued his service after his retirement serving as a Department of the Army Civilian for more than 22 years. After his service to his country he moved to his home town of Dumas, where he become active member of First Baptist Church, extending mentorship to those around him, helping anyone and always willing to give a helping hand. He will truly be loved and missed beyond words.
Visitation will be held on July 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Faith Center. Funeral services will be held at on July 21 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Dumas with Rev. Dubs Byers. Burial will follow at the Tillar Cemetery in Tillar.
Memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans Association or Wounded Warriors Project.