Robert T. Day

SALEM — Robert T. Day, 84, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Doctor’s Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Salem.

He was born July 5, 1937, in Champaign, Illinois, the son of Edward Day and Floretta (Lane) Day. He married Rebecca L. Scoggins and she survives in Arkansas.

In addition to his wife, Becky Day of Arkansas, he is also survived by his four children: Robin Sermons of Junction City, Debbie Day of Junction City, Barb Acevedo of Springfield, and Brittany Day of Arkansas; twelve grandchildren: Johnny, Brandy, Melanie, Destry, Lance, Coleman, Camdyn, Bailey, Briley, Aveana, Madison and Aurora; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter: Bridget Day Bayless, a brother: Jerry Day, and a sister: Kathryn Laroe.

Robert worked in Construction for many years. He was an avid huntsman, fisherman, and mushroom hunter. He enjoyed playing BINGO and doing carpenter work. Most of all Robert loved spending time with his family and friends.

Per Robert’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no public services will be held. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, are honored to be of service to the Day Family.

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