Bobby Wayne Day Sr., 84, passed away on June 14, 2016 at his home in Bangs. He was born on March 9, 1932 in Brownwood to Ancie Fred and Martha Nelson Day.
Bobby grew up in Brownwood and Bangs. He then enlisted in the Air Force, where he spent 21 years serving his country in various capacities, including Explosives Ordinance Disposal and nuclear weapons security. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Bobby retired from the Air Force in 1970, and he and his family made their home in Brownwood.
During the next few years, he sold cars for Holley Chevrolet, opened and operated a home for mentally handicapped children and adults, and went back to college, earning a BS in Psychology from Howard Payne University. In 1978, Bobby opened Brownwood Teaching Aids in downtown Brownwood, which he owned and operated for 28 years.
Bobby was active in a number of veterans’ organizations over the years, as well as the Pecan Valley Genealogy Association and Brownwood Art Association.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Ancie Fred and Martha Day; brothers, Albert Day and Fred Day; sister, Betty Day Bartee; son, Bobby Day Jr.; and son-in-law, Jerry Griffin Sr.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Joyce, who was the love of his life; daughters, Freda Day of Early, Thea Griffin of Lake Brownwood and Vickie Kunst of Beaumont; grandchildren, Jerry Griffin Jr., Nicholas Griffin (Michelle), Jonathan Day, Brandi Day Smith, Tracie Simmons and Ryan Simmons. He was also loved by great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many old friends.
A visitation with family and friends will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17 at Greenleaf Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Brown County Veteran Services Office at 2600 Memorial Park Drive, Brownwood, TX 76801 (325-646-0335) or to Air Force Aid Society, 241 18th Street South, Ste 202, Arlington, VA 22202 (www.afas.org).
A wonderful gift to the family would be to share your favorite memory about Bobby in the online guest book for Bobby Day at DavisMorrisFuneralHome.com.