Buford Wayne Day, age 80, went to be with Jesus on January 21, 2023. He longed to be
with the love of his life, Joyce Crippen Day, who passed a little over 3 weeks ago, so God
graciously answered his prayer. Love never fails. His children were blessed to have him
as their dad and will miss him always. He adored his dear granddaughter, Keenlan. He
loved his country and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed
playing golf and loved his career as a food salesman. He considered himself a food
He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Crippen Day; parents, Buford and Hazel Day;
sisters, Phyllis McElhaney, Doris Norman and Helen Grimm. He is survived by his
daughter, Brandi Day; son, Jamie Day; granddaughter, Keenlan; sister, Janice Hudson.
Special thanks to his precious niece, Brittany Miller, for her loving and exceptional care
these past few weeks.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26,
2023, at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. The graveside will be private.
Pallbearers will be Scott Tallent, Travis Kitts, Kenny Searcy, Richard (Rick) Norman.
Honorary pallbearer, his beloved brother-in-law, David Tallent. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests donations be made to: Wreaths Across America: P.O. Box 50054
Knoxville, TN 37950 online donations: knoxwreaths.org.e, TN.