J. Farris Day, 99, of Marshall, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. Dave Huck officiating. Burial was be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Randolph County. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Marshall or Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Randolph County. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born May 1, 1909, in Clifton Hill, he was the son of the late Cecil R. Day and Lillie Farris Day. He was a 1929 graduate of Thomas Hill High School, and on May 31, 1933, he married Elda M. Matlock, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1962, moving from the Salisbury area, and was a farmer, painter and a cattle buyer for Four Square Sale Company and Brunswick Sale Company. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Marshall. He was an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Rita Bristow and her husband, Richard, and Ronda Wickham, all of Marshall; one grandson, Tim Hunter; one step-grandson, Jay Bristow; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Mason Hunter; two step-great-grandchildren, Gracyn and Garrett Bristow; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sue Linneman of Salisbury.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Day.
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