Donald J. Day(1947 - 2013)

FORT WORTH Donald J. Day, a retired USAF officer and aviation career with the FAA, died Feb. 1st, 2013 following a full and joyful life, in the spirit of his Lord, Jesus Christ.

Graveside Service: 10 a.m., Tuesday at Lonesome Dove Cemetery in Southlake. Memorial Service:
2 p.m., Tuesday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107. Open visitation from 10 a.m. to
8 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel.

Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Cornerstone Ministries or TCU Biology Department.

Don was born July, 27, 1947 in Monahans, TX to Joseph A. and Bobbie R. Day. He was a graduate of Baylor University and Texas Christian University. He served in the USAF as a command Pilot and Flying Squadron Commander. He married Vickie Lunsford in 1980 and was the proud father of Jody and Amy Day. He took great joy in his family, Church, friends and co-workers.

He contributed to aviation fields from flight training to operational flight testing and from airspace and procedures development to environmental impact studies. He enjoyed teaching several years as an adjunct professor at TCU. He served in many capacities in his church, teaching Sunday School and Bible Study for many years.

Survivors: He was loved and cherished and is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vickie Day; son, Jody Day and his wife Julie and their sons Charlie and David of Dallas; daughter Amy Day Radtke and her daughter Jordan and Jeff Patton and their son Jeffrey of Plano and his children's mother, Judy Short of Dallas. He is also survived by his mother, Bobbie Day of Ft. Worth and his brother Dale, his wife Eleanor and their daughter Katie of Corpus Christi.

Published in Odessa American on Feb. 3, 2013