Reginald “Reggie” Allen Day of Grain Valley, Missouri passed away on Friday December 30, 2022, from pneumonia brought on by Covid, surrounded by his loving family. Reggie, son of Donald H Day and Enid Rahe (Barnes) Atkinson, was born on October 13, 1943 in Jackson County MO. Reggie was an avid genealogist and enjoyed raising Koi fish in his award winning Koi pond. He was able to trace his lineage back to the American Revolution and became a Son of the American Revolution. Reggie never met anyone that he wasn’t able to engage in a conversation and was willing to help anyone in need, especially family. Reggie retired from Armco/GST Steel in 1999 after 32 years of service, then worked for the Blue Springs school district for 5 years. Reggie met the love of his life, Linda Joyce Dyer in 1957 at the age of 14. They were married on March 7, 1964 and went on to have almost 59 years filled with the truest love ever known. His love for his family was unconditional. He showed up for football, soccer, baseball, wrestling, ice skating and swim meets for his children and grandchildren whenever possible. We will forever remember your laugh and the ornery twinkle in your baby blue eyes.
Reggie is preceded in death by his parents, Enid (1991) and Donald (2010).
Reggie is survived by his wife Linda (who passed 1 week later on January 6, 2023), daughter Michelle LeAnn Day of Blue Springs MO, daughter Dana Day Brazil and her husband Patrick of Blue Springs MO, daughter Sabrina LeAnn Wiewel and her husband Matt of Kansas City MO; 3 grandchildren: Jason P. Brazil, Peyton N. Wiewel, and Connor J. Brazil; brother Ted Day, sister Patricia Pearson, and host of extended family and dear friends.
A dual service for Reggie and Linda Day will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs, 301 S.W. Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs, MO. Their family will receive family and friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the start of the funeral at the church. Burial will immediately follow at Floral Hills Cemetery in Raytown, MO. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Lung Association in honor of Linda and Reginald “Reggie” Day. For online the obituary the links below will take you to directly to their memorial pages: Alzheimer’s Association or American Lung Association
Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Reggie and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.