Charles Wendell Day, 77, of Blackshear, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at Memorial Satilla Health Systems – Waycross.
Born in Blackshear December 6, 1941, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a 1961 graduate of Blackshear High School and went on to serve in the US Navy for five years. He was retired from CSX Transportation where he had been a blacksmith/welder then boilermaker. He loved fishing and going to the river but his passion was woodworking. He could not only build anything out of wood but could also restore/refinish old pieces and bring them back to life. He was a member of the Blackshear Masonic Lodge - #270, was of the Baptist faith, and was the proud daddy to his daughter, Lori.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Robert Day and Ella Elvera Harris Campbell. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Day and Cecil Day.
Survivors include his wife of almost 53 years, Elaine Davis Day, Blackshear; his daughter, Lori Elaine Day, Blackshear; two sisters, Patsy Aldridge, Blackshear and Deloris (David) Turner, Fayetteville, NC; two brothers, Tommy (Joy) Day and Dewey “D.D.” (Susan) Smith, all of Blackshear and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
The family kindly requests that members of the BHS class of 1961 serve as honorary pallbearers. They are asked to please meet at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.