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Originally published: 2012-06-11 13:05:53
Last modified: 2012-06-11 13:08:54

Virgil L. Day

Virgil L. Day, 97, of George Hayes Road, Boone, died Friday afternoon, June 8, 2012, at Blowing Rock Hospital. Mr. Day was born December 20, 1914, in Watauga County. He was the son of the late Millard Winfield Day and Nancy Isabella Coffey Day.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Grace Day Walker; one son, John Edward Day; a son-in-law, Leslie Walker; two sisters, Eulah Day Greene and Annie Day; and three brothers, Leon, Raymond and Gordon Day.

Mr. Day is survived by his wife, Pearl Storie Day, of the home; one daughter, Faye Day, of Boone; three grandsons, John E. "Jack" Day Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Lenoir, Charles M. Day and wife, Ginger, of Boone, Andrew Day and wife, Lesley, of Cary; seven great-grandsons, John C. Day of Germany, Dillion Day of Boone, Landon Day of Boone, Jared Roberts of Crescent City, IL, Jake Day of Cary, Ethan Cassavaugh and Kelsey Cassavaugh both of Lenoir; two great-granddaughters, Stefanie Day of Germany and Griffin Day of Cary. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Virgil L. Day were conducted 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body lay in state from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Harold Hayes. Burial followed in the Moore Family Cemetery.

The family received friends 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers were appreciated or memorials may be made to the Moore Family Cemetery Fund, in care of Faye Day, 2381 George Hayes Road, Boone, NC 28607, or to the Activity Fund of the Blowing Rock Extended Care, P.O. Box 8, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.

The family respectfully request no food.

Online condolences may be sent to the Day family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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