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Paul Dean Day, 79, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at his home.
He was born Jan. 27, 1942, in Lebanon, Mo. to Ralph Day and Grace Barr.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife Jackie.
He was a lifelong resident of Lebanon. After graduating from Lebanon High School in 1960 he joined the United States Navy to serve his country and set sail on the aircraft carrier the USS Inteprid. After his honorable discharge from the Navy he went on to marry Sherry Crisp in 1967. From this union came “The Day Boys,’’ Darren and Doug. Many happy memories from growing up in Stockton Lake, boating, skiing, and camping remain today. Paul enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons for many years. Paul worked as a special machines electrician at Detroit Tool until his retirement. In August of 1993, he married Jacqueline Marie Misplay and they shared 21 years together. They enjoyed bird watching, planting flowers, traveling and attending St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church together with daughter Lisa.
He is survived by two sons, Paul “Doug’’ Day and his wife Dawn of Conway, and Darren Day and his wife Sheri of Bolivar; a stepdaughter, Lisa Watkins of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Tiffani Burns, Bailey Archer, Korisha Barnett, Kourtney Harmon, Madison Mathews, and Brianne Day; seven great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild on the way; two brothers, Gene Day and his wife Margaret of Springfield, and Eddie Joe Day and his wife Linda of Phillipsburg; Several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Paul Dean Day will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. Greg Turner officiating.
A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon.
A memorial to Claws and Paws has been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home.
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