Funeral services for Bob Day, 87, long time Clinton resident will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Roland Youngberg. A private burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Bobbie Gene Day was born March 15, 1928 to George Dennis Day and Bertha Mildred Twyman in Leedey, Oklahoma and passed away early Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton, OK.
Bob was raised in the Trail Flats area near Leedey. He started his schooling at Trail Flats and attended there until its closing and then he transferred to Leedey where he graduated in 1946. He was married to Betty Lee Long on October 25, 1946 in Oklahoma City, OK. He soon moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma and attended A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) and was a part of the ROTC Program. He received a degree in Agriculture in 1951. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in Korea. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1953 and returned home. He became a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for the next eight years.
He and Betty made their home in Clinton and he began a career as an Agriculture Engineer for the Soil Conservation for 33 1/2 years, retiring in 1985. He then became employed in his son’s Optometry Practice and helped there until 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Eddie Day.
He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, the American Legion and the Evening Lions Club. He enjoyed quail hunting, woodworking, farming and his passion was spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, of almost 69 years, Betty of the home, two sons: Dan Day and wife, Betty and Dr. Pat Day and wife, Suzanne, all of Clinton, two brothers, Donnie Day and wife, Sara of Urbana, IL and Charles Day of Leedey and a sister in law, Mrs. Eddie (Lola) Day, of Clinton.
He is also survived by four grandchildren, Vince Day, Angie Brinkley and husband, Michael all of Clinton and Mandy Richardson and husband, Issac and Kenny Day and wife Randi, all of Arapaho and eleven great grandchildren and numerous other cousins and family members in the Leedey area.
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