SIKESTON -- Keith Day, 80, died April 20, 2005, at his rural Sikeston home.
Born Feb. 14, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Frank H. and Lela L. Neal Day, he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. A graduate of Brosley High School, he attended Southeast Missouri State University for two years then joined the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a self-
employed farmer, truck owner/operator, sold tank cars, culverts and railroad flat cars for bridges throughout Southeast Missouri before retiring.
On June 6, 1949, at Las Vegas, he married Patsy Ruth Wilkerson, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: three sons, Neal D. Day of Cape Girardeau, Noel Allen Day of St. Louis and Joel Keith Day of Sikeston; two sisters-in-law, Melba Day of Poplar Bluff and Mary Ida Day of Sunny Meade, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Three brothers, Vernon L. Day, John H. Day and Neal Day, and one sister, Francis Hearn, preceded him in death.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Lasley, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.