James Kent Day, age 84, of Salem

James Kent Day, age 84, of Salem


James Kent Day, age 84, of Salem, passed away Sunday, June 30 at UofL Hospital.

Mr. Day was born September 6, 1939 in Canton the son of Glen and Madge Marshall Day.

James Kent Day

He was a retired farmer. He was a member of Southern Hills Church, Gideon’s International, Salem Farmer’s Club, Washington County Cattleman’s Association, Indiana Cattleman’s Association, Washington County Pork Producers, member of the F.O.P, and Washington County Farm Bureau.

He was a 4-H Leader for over 60 years, Former Director of the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program, and served on the Washington County Council for 28 years. 

He is survived by his wife: Marilyn Bush Day they were married July 19, 1959.

He is also survived by his children: Pamela Hawes (John) of Salem, Jeff Day (Tracy) of Salem, Kimela Kiefer of Scottsburg, and Angela Kelley (Steve) of Salem, three brothers: Richard Charles Day of Roff, Oklahoma, David Austin Day of Salem, and William Benjamin Day also of Salem, a sister: Janet Marie Voyles of Salem, eight grandchildren: Haley Burcham (Jeremy), Robbie Sculley (Philip), Amanda Hlava (Michael), Dustin Day (Taylor), Gunner Day (Emma Miller), Courtney Kelley, Rachel Kiefer, and Clayton Kelley, and three great-grandchildren: Jenna and Levi Burcham, and Avery Hlava, and two great-grandchildren on the way. 

He is preceded in death by a brother: Gary Marshall Day, and his parents. 

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Saturday at Southern Hills Church. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday from 4-8PM and Saturday from 9AM-until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the James and Marilyn Day Touch Tomorrow Fund at the Washington County Community Foundation, or Gideon’s International.