Huley Newton, “Pete” Day, 98, passed away on April 17, 2019 at his home in North Richland Hills.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Egbert and Della Day; his wife of 63 years, Delpha Atkins Day; his second wife of 7 years, Mary Campbell Day; sister, Mavis Adams; brothers, Allen Gatlin, Wallace Day, Gordon Day, Truman Day, Billy Day and 6 siblings who died in early childhood.
He is survived by 3 daughters & son-in-laws; Carol & Rick Mayfield of Roanoke, Linda & Gary Gilbert of Keller, Cathy & Eddie Isbell of Ponder; sister, Virginia Barnhill of Merkle; a brother, Curtis Day of Tulia; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pete was born in Dekalb, TX on February 25, 1921. A lifelong Texan, he entered the Army Air Corp in October, 1942. He was honorably discharged in June, 1945, where he had been held as a POW in Germany for 18 months.
Pete married Delpha in March of 1946 and farmed for 2 years before moving to Spur and working for Wilson and Young Lumber Co. in January of 1949. In 1960 he, his wife and 3 daughters moved to Lubbock where he worked for a lumber yard, and in January of 1964 they moved back to Spur. He and his cousin, Leo Day opened Day and Day Building Supply. He retired from the lumber yard in 1983 where he enjoyed golfing, traveling, spending time with friends, family and was a member of the Methodist Church.
In 2002 he and Delpha moved to Ft. Worth to be near their daughters. They lived at the Wellington Independent Living Apartments where he met and married Pat after Delpha’s death. He resided there until his death.
Pete was a very special caring and loving person. He had high standards he set for himself and his family. He enjoyed games, especially cards and dominoes. He was a rock for so many people and has touched many lives. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held at 2:00PM Saturday April 20, 2019 at First United Methodist Church Spur, TX followed by interment at Dickens Cemetery under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home.