Ricky Neal Day Sr.

Published 8:57 am Friday, August 5, 2011

Ricky Neal Day Sr., 55, of Tryon passed away Aug. 3, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Born Dec.28, 1955, he was the son of the late Ansel and Ruth Day. A lifelong resident of Polk County, Mr. Day was a quality control manager at Mascot Homes for 30 years. He was a past president of the Polk County Jaycees, and was very involved in many Polk County public events.
Surviving are his wife, Anne Foster Day; one son, Ricky Neal Day Jr. of Polk County; one brother, Danny Day (Melinda) of Columbus and one sister, Gail Mills of Columbus.
Also surviving are five nephews, Rev. Matthew Mills, Bobby Arledge, Todd Wolfe, Terry Wolfe and Dewayne Arledge; four nieces, Lora Morgan, Tammy Wolfe, Brandi Day and Danielle Day, as well as many great-nieces and nephews and a special cousin, Marti Smith.
Mr. Day was preceded in death by his daughter, Nikki Day, a brother, Michael Wolfe, and a sister, Sharon Arledge.
Memorial services will be held in the McFarland Funeral Chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with Rev. Matthew Mills officiating.
Burial will be held privately at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel just prior to the service.
At other times the family will be at the home, 154 Whitney Ave. Tryon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at 811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 303, Chicago, Ill. 60642 or to the Foothills Humane Society at 989 Little Mtn. Rd. Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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