Walter Leo Day |

Walter Leo Day

Walter Leo Day, of Salem, Mo., died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at his home. He was 94.

Mr. Day spent most of his life in Salem.

He served in the 15th Air Force Bomb Squadron in Italy during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He married Rebecca Irene Stephens. He was a hard-working man with an elementary school education who established two successful businesses, Day-Stephens Lumber Co. and Day-Stephens Hardware, in partnership with his brother-in-law.

In Salem, he served as a city alderman, was active in the First Baptist Church and a member of the Oddfellows.

Mr. Day was the last surviving sibling of nine children. His twin sister, Ethel, died in 2000.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rebecca Irene Day of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law Karel Ann and Charlie Cox, of Carbondale, Colo.; son and daughter-in-law Steve and Vicki Day, of Nashville; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law Jennifer Cox and Jeremy Raulie, of Chicago, and Sarah Day and Sammy Crim, of Auburn, Ala.; grandsons Ben Day and Sam Day, of Nashville; and many nieces and nephews.

Burial has taken place in Salem.

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