N.C. Buddy Day Jr., age 75, of Telford went home to be with the Lord on December 31, 2020. He was a native of Washington County, Tn and the son of the late Norvan C. Day Sr. and Artie Mae McElyea Day.
Buddy was the owner and operator of Buddy Day Construction for 55 years.
He was an active member of Jackson Park Covenant Brethren Church where he served as a deacon and church board member. Buddy loved serving his church. He was instrumental in building the Jackson Park Church Pavilion, "The Shed", a place where his church family and others could gather together to fellowship and a place for children to play and have fun.
Buddy loved his family with all his heart and was extremely proud of them. He was known as "Oppie" to his grandchildren and especially enjoyed attending their ballgames, dance, cheer and other events. He enjoyed sitting under the shade tree, talking and laughing with his family and watching his kids play. He loved spending time outdoors, enjoyed deer hunting and woodworking, building birdhouses and other various furniture.
Buddy never met a stranger, always had a smile or hug to give and never hesitating to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will always be remembered as a genuine, hardworking, honest, and kind hearted man.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Danny Day; great-grandson, Clay Thomas Collins; and Father-in-law, Clay McKinney.
Those left to cherish his memory include, his loving wife of 59 years, Linda Day; daughter, Alisa Payne of Telford; daughter, Ronda Cooper (Scott) of Telford; son, Mike Day (Wanda) of Telford. Grandchildren; Katie Fox (Jordan), Mendy Collins (Eric), Cody Day (Kendra), Dustin Day, Mackenzee Cooper. Great Grandchildren; Jake Fox, Lyndee Fox, Sadee Collins, Sophee Collins, Skyler Day, Aiden Day. Mother-in-law; Kate McKinney; Sister-in-law; Elaine Clouse; Special Nephews; Bill Britton, Jon Britton, Scott Britton, Jason Day, all of whom he loved like his own; Doug Morrison, his right-hand man and friend. Sister; Elizebeth Day Bailey, Johnson City; Brother; Smith Day (Jan), Erwin; Brother; Steve Day (Sherry) Jonesborough; Sister; Janette Rodifer, Kingsport; Several Nieces and Nephews
His family is comforted to know he is with his Heavenly Father.
There will be a memorial service announced at a later date at the Jackson Park Shed.
Since we cannot gather together at this time, the family requests a card or email be sent with your special condolences or memory of Buddy. Cards can be sent to the Day family, 180 Sliger Dr, Telford Tn. 37690 or emailed to Buddydaylife@gmail.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "The Shed", located at 903 W. Main Street Jonesborough. All donations can be sent to Jackson Park Covenant Brethren Church, 100 Oak Grove Ave, Jonesborough, Tn. 37659 in c/o "The Shed". Donations will be used for the special projects that Buddy envisioned to complete at "The Shed".
Chris May (Fall Creek Marina)
Buddy and his family had a camper and boat down here for years. Everyone who knew Buddy liked him. He loved to fish and to be around family and friends. He will be missed!!
So sorry to hear about the loss of Buddy Day ,you all are in my through and prayers
Angel Banner-Perkins and Family
My heart goes out to all of the Day family. Buddy Day was a truly special man with a never ending love for his family and church. He always had a big smile for everyone he met, young or old. My sincerest condolences to his wife Linda, his children and grandchildren. He is only “away” and someday we will all meet again. Much love and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Daryl & Christina Woods
Such a wonderful & kind man. May the lord look over your family during this difficult time.
My condolences aplenty.
Daryl & Sandra Rowe
We loved Buddy. What a great loss for everyone. He was a good and honorable man, just the very best. So very sad.❤️
Steve and Debbie Sparks
We are so sorry for your loss. Buddy was so very special to us, built our first house in Jonesborough. He was the kindest person we have ever met. Alisa, I've always asked how your Mom and Dad were getting along and your Granny. Alisa please let me know if there is anything that we can do for any of you. Such a special and loving family. God has taken Buddy to his HeavenlyHome. May God be with each of you during this time, always know Buddy was the BEST and So are each of his family members! Debbie and Steve Sparks
David & Vickie & Jordan Sell
So sorry for your loss. Buddy will be truly missed. He was such a nice person. Sending prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Buddy will be missed by all who knew him. So sorry and praying for the family. Buddy was a very genuine person who loved his family so much.
I met Buddy while working at Washington County Bank. He was always smiling and laughing and I enjoyed seeing him come in. I later learned that he built my home. It's been at least 20 years since I left the bank, but he is still one of my favorite customers. Keeping his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Buddy.
Janice Horton greene
I’m sorry for your loss
Linda Alisa Ronda and Mike I am sorry in the lost of husband and dad I do feel your pain my prayers r with everyone of u guys your dad was a very special man to a lot of people thank u for share with us over the years i hope that u know he is heaven and we see him again one day love everyone my love Stella Mae and Jonathan Lewis
Laurel and Jeff Helton
Used to install cabinets fir Buddy for many years. He was always such a happy man and always had to get a hug. He will be missed. Our deepest condolences.
Linda and Larry Shanks
So sorry for your loss your family will be in our prayers
James&Tina&TJ McCracken( Tina Bennett)
We are so sorry for your loss . We are praying for the whole family . He was a really good person and will be truly missed .
Very saddened to hear of Buddy passing. Wherever I saw him he had a smile and asked about the family. He will be missed. Godspeed
Linda and family,
I am so saddened and heartbroken to hear of Buddy's passing. He was one of the finest men i have ever known. Ed and I both thought the world of him. I know Ed was waiting with open arms to welcome him through those heavnly gates. I am praying for all of you and pray for God to bring you comfort and peace. Even though we haven't seen each other in years, I've never forgotten about you all. Love you guys. R.I.P. Buddy, you will be forever missed.
David and Sandra Holt
We are saddened to hear of your loss. We appreciate your family's encouragement and kindness to our family for many years. Sandra's mother, Olivia Kyker, met Ms. Kate McKinney and Ms. Linda Day in 1969, shortly after the Kyker family moved home after James Kyker retired from the Navy. Sandra's Mom got her hair fixed by Mrs. McKinney in the little salon across from Midway school. Sandra remembers when Linda was expecting baby Mike and playing with Alisa and Ronda while her mother got her hair fixed. All through the years and changes of locations Olivia continued to get her hair fixed by Ms. Linda or Ms. McKinney. The Kyker's became acquainted with Mr. Buddy and his lovely house that he built for the family at Cherry Grove with a beauty salon in the home. David and Sandra became more acquainted with Mr. Buddy through their cabinet business during the years to follow. We feel so blessed to know such a special family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.