Obituary published December 11, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

John Minton Day, Jr., 68, of Villa Ridge, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
John was born Sept. 17, 1945 in Mexico, Mo., the son of the late John and Wanda (nee Schantz)Day. He was a 1963 graduate of Mexico High School and after attending Mizzou moved to the St. Louis area. He was united in marriage to Carla McKenzie on March 28, 1970. He retired from Behlan Manufacturing in 2012 where he was a District Sales Manager for over 30 years.
John enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, boating and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Carla, one son J. Shane (Tiffany) Day of Parker, Colo., one daughter, Ami Michele Day of Pacific, Mo., three sisters, Myrta (Justin Mitchell) Pittman of Pacific, Mo., Elizabeth Miller of Rochester, Ill., Mary Carter of Apopka, Fla., one brother, the late Jack Wills, four grandchildren, Mackenzie Ekren, Kalyssa, Kambrie and Koralyn Day, many brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
The family is being served by Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory, 14960 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, Mo. Memorial visitation will be Thursday 3-6 p.m. with the service following at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Siteman Cancer Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110.