Jimmie Lewis Day, 80, a resident of the Elk Community on Dry Fork Road, departed this life early Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2012, in Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department at Elkins.
He was born Friday, Sept. 2, 1932 at Elk, a son of the late Theodore Ted and Nellie Alberta Carr Day.
On July of 1955, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Mary Kathryn "Kate" White, who preceded him in death Feb. 9, 2010. They celebrated 54 years of marriage.
Surviving are four sisters, Sharlene Bessie Carr and husband, Franklin, and Mona Ruth Bonner, all of Akron, Ohio, Norma Alice Hylton and husband, Terry, of East Palestine, Ohio, and Judith Ann Day of Akron, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Fred Theodore Day and infant, Donald Curtis Day; and one sister, Faye "Kathryn" Murphy.
He attended the two room school at Mill Run in Tucker County. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean Conflict, as a spotter and having earned the Bronze Star and Bravery Medal. He was a former employee of Bethlehem Steel Co. in Baltimore, Md., working in the shipyards for 32 years, retiring in 1988 and returning to West Virginia. Jimmie was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he took great pride in working around his home and his lawn.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Pat Cassidy will officiate, and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons where H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post #3647 Veterans of Foreign War and Tucker County Veterans Association will conduct full military honors.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jimmie Lewis Day. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.