Mason Andrew Day

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Mason Andrew Day

1931-2017

Funeral services for Mason Andrew Day, 86, of Wills Point, were held Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Matt Ward and Bro. Tim Mabe officiating.  Interment followed at Locust Grove Cemetery south of Wills Point.

Mr. Day passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Wills Point.

He was born on April 9, 1931, in Colmesneil to Simon Peter Day and Cassie Bell Flowers Day.  He was raised in Colmesneil and graduated from Colmesneil High School.  He was a veteran of the Army, having served during the Korean conflict. He married Velma Marlene Hegwald June 21, 1958, in El Monte, Calif.  He lived in Garland prior to moving to Wills Point in 1971.  He was formerly employed by Geotechnical Corporation in Garland, retiring after thirty-one years. 

He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, planting trees and being outdoors.  He also enjoyed writing and was in the process of writing a book.

He was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church south of Wills Point, where he had served as song director for thirty years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon Peter and Cassie Bell Day; brother, Curtis Melvin Day; and a sister, Edith Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Day; son, Andy Day and wife, Sandi; daughters, Brenda Rose and husband, Paul, and Linda Day, all of Wills Point; sisters, Ila Fay Miller of Colmesneil, Glenell Bush of Harden, and Laverne Wood of Colmesneil; eight grandchildren, Jessie, Chris, Stephanie, Nicole, Shannon, Emily, Sam and Terry; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.