Edgar Day Jr.
Published 2:40 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mr. Edgar “Ed” Cecil Day Jr., 66, of Franklinton, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving and devoted wife Teresa and son. Ed was born July 22, 1951, in New Orleans, was a native of Angola and a resident of Franklinton.
Visitation services will be held at Charlet Funeral Home, located at 4230 High St. in Zachary, on Friday, July 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at New Zion Baptist Church, located at 3841 Louisiana Highway 38, in Kentwood, on Saturday, July 29, with visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the funeral service starting at 11 a.m. Graveside service will immediately follow at Center Cemetery.
Ed was a 1969 graduate of St. Francisville High School. He earned a football scholarship to Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He graduated from Delta State in 1973 with a B.A. in Business Administration. He returned to West Feliciana Parish after graduation and began working for the Louisiana State Penitentiary as an accountant in the business office.
Ed had a long and successful career with Louisiana’s Department of Corrections, where he held positions as business manager at Dixon Correctional Institute, deputy warden at Washington Correctional Institute and warden at Washington Correctional Institute. While serving as warden at Washington Correctional Institute, Ed utilized prison resources to support community clean up efforts such as clean up work on the Washington Parish Fair grounds, highway litter cleanup throughout the parish, and many other initiatives that had a positive impact on the community. Ed retired from the Department of Corrections in 2002.
After retiring from the Department of Corrections, Ed continued to serve his community by accepting the chief civil deputy position and later accepting the chief deputy position in the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Once that service was done, Ed joined the Washington Parish Tax Assessor’s office as deputy assessor. While continuing to battle through his cancer treatments, Ed worked to become a certified appraiser.
Ed served on numerous boards and committees. They include the Department of Corrections Credit Union Board of Directors, Governor’s Executive Committee on Inoperability, Franklinton Chamber of Commerce-Program Director, Franklinton Country Club Board President, Washington Parish Fair Association Executive Committee, Fair Association Building and Grounds Committee and president of the United Way. Ed was an avid outdoorsman, where he enjoyed camping, golfing, hunting and fishing. With his many different activities, his most prized activity was watching his grandchildren play ball. No matter the sport they were participating in or where the location was, he would be right there cheering and encouraging his grandchildren.
Ed is survived by his wife, Teresa Wolf Day of Franklinton; his two sons, Dustin Day and Edgar “Trey” Cecil Day III and their spouses Roxanne Day and Regina Day; grandchildren, Mason Day, Zack Day, Wyatt Day, Samuel Day, Harrison Day, Redding Day, Brianna Lingle and Bryce Lingle; his mother, Shirley Travis Day; his siblings, Mary Kling and her husband, David Kling, Cynthia Day Simpson and her husband, John “Red” Simpson, Lena Day and Shannon Day; his aunts, Aunt Betty McDaniel and Aunt Meryal Odom; and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Mike Ard; and his father, Edgar C. Day Sr.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Dustin Day, Trey Day, Mike Ard, Matt Ard, Jay Simpson, and Shannon Day Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Shannon Day Sr., Red Simpson, David Kling, Nick Palmer, Frank Jobert, Rodney Latapie, Randy Seal, Jimmy Miller, Bobby Tanner, Jimbo Stevenson and Jack Donnelly
The family would like to thank all of the many medical providers that cared for Ed throughout his illness.