The family of James “Jimmy” Allen Day, of Seymour, is heartbroken to announce his passing in the comfort of his sister Anna’s home on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the age of 57 years. Jimmy was born in Anchorage, Alaska on February 5, 1963 to parents Chester A. and Doris Anne (Ferrell) Day, both preceding him in death.
Jimmy graduated from Seymour High School in 1982. He then attended Indiana University Southeast, graduating in 1986. Jimmy proudly served his country in both the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard for 23 years. He was called to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2004 to 2005.
He continued showing his love for his country as a member of American Legion Post 89. Jimmy worked as a substitute teacher for the Seymour Community School Corporation, the Brownstown Community School Corporation, Scott County School District 1, and other surrounding school districts for many years. Jimmy was also a well know member of the Big Lots family in Seymour.
Jimmy had a smile that always lit up a room. He had a pure, clean, and gentle heart and was admired by many. He was a loving caretaker, providing for his parents Chester and Doris before their passing. His students knew him to be kind, caring, and someone who always stood up for them no matter what their past, only caring about their future. They remember his laugh and the way he said “Zip It” in his country twang if you were talking too much.
Members of the Class of 1982 Seymour High School Owls football team recently gathered and presented Jimmy with the MVP (Most Valuable Person) of the Class of 1982. They remember Jimmy as the support and glue that held their team together and have remained close friends with him over the years. He touched the lives of so many people and will forever be their MVP.
Jimmy will be fondly remembered by his sister Anna (Scott) Snyder; his past students; his customers at Big Lots; and his many, many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his infant brothers, Joseph Allen Day, and Clarence Day.
The funeral service honoring Jimmy’s extraordinary life will be at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Ben Yee and Reverend Robin Everhart officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with full graveside military honors.
Family and friends may gather to pay their respects at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Face masks are respectfully required at all services.
Memorials may be written to Central Christian Church or the Charity of Your Choice, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.
Please visit the funeral home webpage at www.vossfuneralservice.com to share your memories of Jimmy and condolences to the family.