- April 10, 1920 - April 18, 2017
- Clearwater, Florida
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DAY, Alvin T., 97, of Clearwater, passed away April 18, 2017. Alvin was one of twelve siblings born to the late Columbus and Exa (Sorrow) Day on April 10, 1920 in Lithonia, GA. He met his wife Lillian Estes at a church picnic and they married August 30th, 1941 in Ettawah County, AL.
Alvin was drafted and landed in Normandy Beach to join The First Army, 4th Infantry to fight in The Battle of the Bulge. He suffered an injury from the extremely cold temperatures in the Hurtgen Forest. After several months in a Paris hospital, he returned to the states to own and operate East Gadsden Hardware. He was a musician who loved blue grass music and played Banjo and Mandolin. He was in a band called The Cherokee Stompers with his brothers. They played at Saturday night dances and radio in Tennessee.
Alvin also owned one of the largest pony farms in Cherokee County, Alabama called Cedar Glade Pony Farm, breeding, showing and attending pony sales in several states. He and Lillian moved to Florida in the 60’s to take advantage of the real estate market. He acquired his broker’s license but decided to invest with his own money, buying and selling fixer uppers.
He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, a master of the card game Rummy, and also bred Pugs, AKA Paw Paw's Pugs. Most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Alvin is survived by his loving wife, Lillian; daughters, Brenda Day, and Julie Ann (Raymond) Stanley; brothers, Jack and Jesse Day; Grandchildren, Ken Abernathy, Sonya Hamilton, Jennifer (Doug) Hensel, Jessica (Darin) Lloyd, Lisa (Shane) Cunningham; Great grandchildren, Brittany (Ben) Hart, Tiffany Abernathy, Lyndsey Bearden, Shawnee Carmichael, Kelsey Hamilton, Brayden Hamilton, Cameran Lloyd, Ava Lloyd, Daphne Hensel, Jake Hensel. He is also survived by Great-great grandchildren, Jayce Carmichael, Troy Perry, Jada Jacobs, Hunter Burch, Summer Burch; And several nieces and nephews.
He was one of the most generous, kind and wisest men, with a wonderful sense of humor. Loved and missed by so many.
We want to express our gratitude to all the caregivers Jessica, Tiffany, Ava, Susan, Maureen and Kimberly. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home or to http://www.thehospice.org/Donate