Cecil Neil Day, 68, of Dayton, went to his
Creator Friday afternoon, Feb. 14, 2014, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cecil was born in Fulton, Mich. on Jan.
4, 1946, the son of the late Amos and Dorothy Medawis Day, Sr. Cecil was a Native American of the
He was raised in the Fulton, Athens and
Battle Creek areas of Michigan and was a graduate of the Athens High
School. He served his country as a
paratrooper in the U.S. with the Army 173rd Airborne in Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. He was a member of American Legion Post
203 in Spring City and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 203 in Chattanooga. Cecil retired after 30 years as a
chemical operator for BASF in Chattanooga.
He is survived by his three sons, Tony Day of
Fulton, Mich., Chris (Pam) Day of Sale Creek, Tenn. and John (Natasha) Day of
Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; daughter, Patti Smith of Pompano Beach, Fla; his brother,
Amos (Susie) Day Jr. of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sisters, Gwynneth Nugent,
Cheryl (Charlie) Morseau and Paula Keith all of Fulton, Mich.; fourteen
grandchildren and his companion and her daughter, Betty Whitfield and Robin
Roberts of Dayton.
Funeral services for Cecil will be held
Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Vanderwall Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel
Smith officiating. Burial will be Wednesday in the Potawatomi Native American
Cemetery in Fulton, Mich.
Please share your memories of Cecil on his
online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being served by the Vanderwall
Funeral Home in Dayton, TN where they will receive friends Sunday after 12 noon.