Class of 1953
1953 Maroon Spotlight
All School Play 50-51, F.F.A., 50-53, Wrestling 50-53, Homeroom Vice-President 51-52.
Joseph Mac “Joe” Day
April 11, 1935 – March 17, 2019
Joe Day’s life began on April 11, 1935 in Marshall, OK. He is the son of Frank and Evelyn (Metz) Day.
Day was a 1953 graduate of Perry High School in Perry, Oklahoma. He served his country in the United States Army in the late 1950’s. He was united in marriage to the former Julie (Rockhill) Doerflinger on March 4, 1988 in Wichita.
He was a cattle broker in the area and a familiar face at area sale barns. Joe had been active in the Kansas Livestock Association and was a 4-H beef leader for the Hickory Helpers when his family was growing up. He was an avid Kansas State Fan and season ticket holder and a Butler County Community College Athletic Booster. Joe served on the Bluestem Schools Board of Education and enjoyed a round of golf and his men’s league.
His greatest joy was his family, which includes his wife Julie Day of El Dorado, children Scott (Teresa) Day of Ozawkie, KS, Robin Day of Wichita, Sean Doerflinger of Houston, TX and Missy (Tom) Storrer of El Dorado; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren and his sister Kathy Spillman of Tulsa. Joe passed away on March 17, 2019 at Wesley Hospital in Wichita.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Dwight Day and sister Lila Busse.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday March 23rd at 1 p.m. at the El Dorado Livestock Auction led by Pastor Larry Womack. He will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, KS at a later date. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Kansas Livestock Association.