Mr. Billy Jerome Day, 75, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, 2019, at McGraw Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Fla.

He was a native of Racepond but he was raised in Waycross as a Baptist. Billy lived most of his life in the Kingsland/St. Marys area. He was formerly employed by Gilman Paper Co. and he retired Dec. 31, 2018, from Kings Bay Support Services as an electrician. Billy was a member of St. Marys Masonic Lodge No. 109.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Perry Clifford Day and Mittie Carter Day; and his brother, Marvin Daye.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Suzanne Elizabeth Bass Day of Kingsland; two sons, Timothy Day (wife Tina) of Waycross, and David Day (wife Debbie) of Hoboken; one grandchild, Erica; one sister, Patricia Jeffords (Lawrence) of Nahunta; nieces and nephews, Anita Daye, Susan Daye, Marvin Daye Jr., Rebecca Jeffords and Lawrence Jeffords Jr.; two stepchildren, Nicholas Wilson (wife Amelia) of Warner Robins and Lauren Churchey (husband Christopher) of Dayton, Ohio; one stepgrandchild, Claire Elizabeth Churchey; and numerous other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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