William E. Day
William "Bill" E. Day, 97, of Bad Axe passed peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 of natural causes.
Bill was born June 26, 1923 in Huron County to William D. Day & Sarah (McDonald) Day He was the eldest of 10 boys. His brother names are Dale Day, Ralph Day, Jerry Day, Robert Day, George Day, Nelson Day, Phillip Day, Danny Day and Gary Day. A very proud military family they were.
Bill graduated from Pt. Hope High School and continued his studies receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Detroit School of Photography in 1949. He continued his love of photography for the next 60 years, photographing images for newspapers, the military, portraits and specializing in canine, bovine and equine photography. When you saw Bill, he would have his camera.
He was a proud veteran serving his country in the Army and Air Force. He traveled to Burma and India for the 273rd Military Police Company in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre of Operations. He worked for the Criminal Investigation Department doing photography work for the Military Police Detachment. After his discharge he returned to Michigan and his future bride Margaret Lamont followed shortly after. They were married in October 1946. Bill was also employed and retired from Carboloy Company (GE) after 40 years.
Bill's passion was serving his veteran brothers and is lifetime member of Civil Air Patrol, Air Force Association, AmVets and the VFW.
Bill & Margaret have three children: Douglas (Susie) Day, Peggy (Terry) Day and Debra Day. He also has two grandchildren: Leah (Pat) Maloney, Sarah (Sean) Titus plus five great-grandchildren: Leilani, Ashton, Morgan, Mac and Milo. Bill is survived by brothers Robert, George, Nelson; his children; his grandchildren; and his great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents William D. and Sarah Day; ex-wife Margaret; and brothers Dale, Ralph, Jerry, Phillip, Danny and Gary.
Due to Covid there will be no funeral services at this time.
In lieu of flowers, please honor a veteran in your ways and deeds. Tell them "Bill" said so.
To offer your condolences to Bill's family please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com