Gene Virgil Day


In Loving Memory of Gene V. Day
1926 ~ 2015

Gene Virgil Day, 89, of Olathe, KS, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2015.
He was born on November 24, 1926 to Dovie Mae (Jobe) Day and Arthur Day, both from Spring Hill, KS.

1930, Gene and his mother moved to Olathe, KS, where they both lived the majority of their lives. Gene graduated from Olathe High School in May of 1944, and lettered in both football and basketball.

Within months of graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S Navy on November 4, 1944 and was honorably discharged on May 2, 1946, serving many months in Honolulu, HI as a Yeoman Third Class. While in the service, he was awarded the Victory Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.

After serving his country in the U.S. Navy, Gene worked as a civilian at Richards Gebaur in Missouri, Scott AFB in Illinois, and Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, retiring after 50 years of dedicated service as a logistics manager.

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy (Bruegging) Day, son Jeffrey L. Day of Nashville, TN, and daughter Diana Jean Bailey of Olathe, KS, four grandchildren Ashley (Bailey) Cherry of Shawnee, KS, Lacey J. Bailey of Olathe, KS, Ryan H. Day and Lauren J. Day of Manhattan, KS, and one great-grandson, Benjamin Z. Cherry.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dovie M “Jobe” Day Sole, his maternal grandparents Claborne P. Jobe and Mary Elizabeth “Jennings” Jobe, and paternal grandparents Dudley Day and Louisa “Reeder” Day.

Gene will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who was hard-working and extremely dedicated, loyal and selfless.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there,I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there, I did not die.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dementia Society of America,PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to your local humane society.


To follow the service
Penwell-Gabel – Olathe Chapel
14275 Blackbob Rd
Olathe, KS  66062

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Penwell-Gabel – Olathe Chapel
14275 Blackbob Rd
Olathe, KS  66062
%d bloggers like this: