Richard M Day

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Richard M Day

June 30, 1938 - October 01, 2018

Richard M. Day, better known to friends as Dick, passed away in Tucson, AZ, on October 1, 2018.
He was born to Charles and Dorothy Day in Gas City, IN, on June 30, 1938.
He spent the better half of his life living in Batesville, IN, working for the Batesville Casket Company and raising his family.
Upon retirement, he split his time between New Bern, NC, and Tucson, AZ.
His unwavering love for his family will be remembered and felt forever. His smile, laugh and endless story telling will be missed, but not forgotten.
Survivors include his son, Richard Timmerman Day (Lisa) of New Bern, NC; daughter Jennifer Day Johnson (TJ) of Tucson, AZ; two sisters: Lois Drollinger of Kansas City, MO, Stephanie Voglund of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren: Catie Day Coggins (Sean) of Virginia Beach, VA, Richard Alex Johnson (Carolyn) of Charlotte, NC, Emily Sue Johnson of Charlotte, NC, Cassie Burris (Andrew) of Huntersville, NC, Madalyn Sue Day of Concord, NC; stepgrandson MJ Miller of New Bern, NC; and one great-granddaughter: Elena Coggins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles Randel.
Services and burial of ashes in Gas City will be determined at a later date.
Published on October 8, 2018
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Jim Bauschke
Oct 08, 2018
Let me tell you about Dick Day. Dick was a man who made things happen, big things. Dick was VP of Sales when I started my career with Batesville Casket Company. He imparted his experience, wisdom, belief, and love for BCC in no uncertain terms, meaning he had an incredible influence on the growth of Batesville Casket during his time with the company. Oh yes, he made certain you knew what your personal goal was and that you were expected to meet that goal, period; he laid it out clearly and with authority. It made no difference where you were--on the phone, in his office, at 'The Farm', at the Sherman House, or in a group meeting. Dick cared deeply about the company, about meeting the company... sales goal year after year, and he cared about each sales rep individually. No one wanted to see you succeed more than he did. Dick was an amazing man. He was a powerful leader and magnificent influence on my life as a Batesville rep. I loved him for all that he did for Batesville Casket Company and for the belief he had in my ability to meet and exceed my goals. It all came from his heart, as was so evident in the deep joy he felt when he gave a speech to induct a sales rep into the Batesville Masters Club. I will remember Dick Day and cherish my memories of him as long as I live.Read more
Oct 08, 2018
So many wonderful memories of Dick...So glad he was part of our lives in Batesville.