SIKESTON - Charles C. Day, 88, died at 11 a.m. March 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born April 1, 1917, in the Henderson Mounds community, near East Prairie, to the late John H. and Rhoda Lee Cooper Day, he lived in Hammond, Ind. for several years, where he was a Steelworker for Youngstown Sheet and Tube and was of the Protestant belief. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a sergeant from May 2, 1942, to Sept. 26, 1945. He joined and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from Nov. 20, 1945, until May 6, 1949, in Wiesbaden, Germany.
On Sept. 16, 1948, in Wiesbaden, he married Margarete Denfield, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, James and Carolyn Day of Sikeston; two daughters and one son-in-law, Margie and Jerry Wood of Scottsboro, Ala., and Patricia Ann Day of the home in Sikeston; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Four brothers, Henry, Calvin, James "Jim" and John L. Day; and two sisters, Ethel Simpkins and Eugenia Pritchett, preceded him in death.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Mitchell Jackson will officiate.
Burial with full military honors conducted by the Missouri Veteran Honors Program will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Lyle, Danny, Dennis and James Day Jr. and Nicholas and Eric Wood.