Officer John H. Day
was born Sept. 30, 1923 in Snyder, Texas to Burton D.
Day and Cuba Brooks Day. He moved with his family to
Howard County in 1933, graduated from Big Spring High
School and received an Associate Degree from Howard
College. Later he also attended Texas Tech in Lubbock.
married Dories E. Taylor, Feb. 14, 1947 in Big Spring.
They were married 46 yrs at the time of Dories passing
on May 5, 1993. They had 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren
and 11 great grandchildren.and one great grandchild.
attended Butler University for Aviation Cadet Training
in Indianapolis, In. where he also played the drums
in the Military Band. He went to the Big Spring Bombardier
worked at the Webb Air Force Base Fire Department as
a crew chief, retiring in 1965. He also owned and operated
Day's Pumping Service from 1960 until 1988. He also
served with his wife as a Big Spring State Hospital
volunteer for the Chalet. He was an avid golfer, fisherman
and Dallas & Houston football fan. He loved all
animals and his two Rat Terriers were his constant companions.
John H. Day's WWII Bomb Pin Collection by clicking here
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Henry Day took his final flight on 5 March 2005 at 11:30p
with his family at his side in Big Spring, TX at the
age of 81 yrs of age. He was buried at Trinity Memorial
Park, Howard Co. TX.
Johnson, John Day's best friend through Basic Training
and Aviation Cadet Training, send a letter to Day's daughter
Lana about her father and their training days - to view
the transcribed letter click here.
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