Charles Joseph ‘Joe’ Day

April 16, 2020

Charles Joseph “Joe” Day, 70, of rural Frankfort, died April 16, 2020 at his home.  He was born February 27, 1950 in Kissimmee, Florida to Charles Louis Day and Maggie Irene (Arnold) Sexton.  His partner in life was Peggy (Martin) Day and she survives.

Joe attended St. Mary’s Catholic School.  He worked at TRW in Lafayette for 32 years.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 11th Armored Cavalry Black Horse Regiment.  Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting his houseboat and he loved his two dogs, Snow and Ruby.


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Visitation and Services

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Burial with Military Honors will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be lived streamed at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020. To participate please use the link on our website. If attending the service, the family request that a mask be worn.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Angela ‘Angie’ (Brad) Keller of Lafayette, Monica (Jason) Stevens of Arkansas, 3 Sons: James ‘Jamie’ (Tamara) Day of Minnesota, Charles ‘Joey’ (Mandy) Day of Attica, Michael ‘Mikey’ (Amanda) Day of Sheridan, 2 Brothers: James (Deanna) Day of Frankfort, John (Susan) Day of Alligator Point, FL, 2 Sisters: Judy (Ronnie) Newbold of Kokomo, Teresa (Howard) Norris of Frankfort, 3 Step-Sisters: Connie Henning of Georgia, Sheri Kirk of Ohio. Birdie Kirk of Delphos, OH, 15 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by stepdad, Charles D. ‘Chub’ Sexton and step-mother, Lois Day.

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14 Condolences for “Charles Joseph ‘Joe’ Day”

  1. Thonja Nicholson April 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Praying for your family during this difficult time. May you feel the peace of God which will hold you all your lives. Much love, Thonja, Gary, Josh, Kahri, Amy, Larry, Jenni and Jordan. Nicholson.

  2. Travis Reed April 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences.
    Travis, Tracy Reed and family.

  3. Loary Coates April 17, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Peggy, Angie and all of Joe’s family. We deeply saddened by the news of Joe’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and we loved the times we were able to spend with Joe.

  4. Janice Plymire and Gary Browder April 17, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    We are so sorry that Joe went to spend time with his maker, it’s beautiful there , with no pain. You have some beautiful memories.

  5. Tom and Debbe Sterrett April 17, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    To the family of Joe with Sympathy. May your happy and wonderful times you shared with him comfort you today and always. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Sandee Pickard April 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

    So so sorry Peggy. Sending hugs for you and your family.

  7. Deborah Reagan April 18, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Deepest condolences to the Day family for the loss of Joe. Deb Reagan

  8. John & Darla Large April 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss.. May God wrap his arms around each one of you, give you comfort and encouragement. Prayers for all the families. Love & God Bless You All!

  9. Kelley Bone Whit April 18, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  10. Doug Haywood April 18, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Sincere sympathies to Joe’s Partner in Life and the rest of his family on the loss of such a fine man and soldier. He is now at peace with the Lord in Paradise with no more pain and will greet us warmly when we all join him according to God’s will. Doug Haywood, ARP Platoon Leader, Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Vietnam (Jun ’70 – Jun ’71)

  11. Samantha Cole April 20, 2020 at 2:10 am

    I am so sad to hear Joe has left this world….I always loved visiting with him & his lovely wife at Mill Creek, telling fish stories and watching hummingbirds. He will be missed! Deepest sympathy to his family.

  12. Tony Martin April 27, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Beautiful ceremony for Uncle Joe, we are hurting for you all. Sending our Love and Prayers, Tony & Lisa Martin and family

  13. Ron and Janice Newbold April 27, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Janice and I wish you all find peace & comfort in the Lord through these times. I always liked Uncle Joe and wish we had the opportunity to have seen him again.

  14. Sue Howe April 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss of Joe, your husband, your father, your brother. Teresa and Sue Martin

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