Sep 20 2017
Harold “Jack” Rendel Day, Sr., 90, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was born July 2, 1927 in Cleveland County, AL to the late Doc & Mattie Day. Jack had lived in Jacksonville for the past 60 years coming from GA, attended North Jacksonville Baptist Church, loved fishing and reading the Bible. He was a veteran and had served in the U.S. Navy and had work for St. Regis Paper Mill in shipping & receiving. Jack was predeceased by his son, Joel Day; brother, Roy Day; sisters, Ruby King, Rena Kelley. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Linda Day; sons, Randy Day, Gary Day (Donna), Darryl Day, John Merrell (fiancé Jessica Davis), Brian Merrell (Lindslee); daughter, Donna Rice (Paul); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Graveside funeral services with military honors will be held Friday, September 22 at 10am at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd 32218, with Chaplain Pat Buchanan officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8pm at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd 32218, 714-1110.