Funeral service for Ronnie Lee Day, 68, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Little officiating and Buddy Wiggins assisting. Interment will follow at Electra Memorial Park, Electra, Texas, with Jason Potter, Corey Stone, Justin McAbee, Mark Collier, Rex Lalk, Richard Taylor, Rick Lawlis and Joe Lawlis serving as pallbearers and Bob McAbee, Olen Manning, John Edd Noe, Kenneth Noe and Charles Martin serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Ronnie passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at his home.
Ronnie Lee Day was born Dec. 1, 1950 in Dublin, Texas to Claudie Lee Day and Vivian Naomi Maines Day. After graduating high school in 1969, he attended Arlington State College (now known as UT Arlington) until December 1969, when he joined the Texas Air National Guard, where he served in the reserves until 1975. Ronnie would marry Nancy McGlothlin on Jan. 15, 1972. In 1977, he graduated from North Central Texas Police Academy and went to work for the Grand Prairie Police Department. On Nov. 7, 1977, Ronnie married Mary Aikin in Clarksville, Texas. Ronnie and Mary would make their way to the DFW area with stops in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wylie and Corsicana before finally settling down in Sulphur Springs.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Brian and his wife Amy, and Brandon and his wife Tara; daughter, Lucenda; grandchildren, Kylie, Jake, Cannon and Wade; brother-in-law, Phil Harrison; and sister-in-law, Wilma Lalk and husband Rex.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Claudie and Vivian Day, and both sisters, Marcy Lawlis and Sandy Harrison.
Family requests donations to Cypress-Basin Hospice. Donations can be sent to 207 Morgan St., Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com