Dennis Wayne Day, 74, of Climax, GA, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Damon Edwards and Minister Michael McCrikard officiating. Interment will be at Eldorendo Baptist Church Cemetery. Men of First Christian Church and the Tuesday Night Men’s Group will serve as honorary pallbearers. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.
Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to: First Christian Church, PO Box 907, Bainbridge, GA 39818 or Tristate Christian Camp, 100 Christian Camp Road, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433.
Dennis Wayne Day was born September 2, 1946 in Bainbridge, GA, the son of Welton and Ruby Hutto Day. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1964. He married Sharon Sheffield in 1978 and they made their home in Decatur County. Dennis was a licensed electrician and worked all over Southwest Georgia with several firms, P&B Electric, Turner Electric, Pierce Electric and Maxwell Electric, retiring from the State of Georgia. He was a lifelong member, Elder, Deacon and Sunday School teacher of First Christian Church.
Dennis was a typical South Georgia boy. He loved fishing & fish frys, old cars, motorcycles, Sunday School and Santa Claus. He visited with folks for years dressed as Santa at Reeves Linens & Gifts, schools and churches throughout the county. He especially enjoyed the conversation when the unsuspecting adult had no idea just how Santa knew details of the naughty & nice. Dennis loved attending the AG Expo, bowling in the Men’s & Mixed Leagues and visiting the mountains/Dollywood. He worked tirelessly with Relay for Life honoring Jamie’s memory with each meeting, set up, take down and lap he walked. Dennis was an original member of the Tuesday Night Men’s Group.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Sharon Sheffield Day; his daughter and son-in-law, Dena & Paul Maxwell of Climax, GA; his grandchildren, Richard & Nicole and Malori; his brother and sister-in-law, Terry & Joyce Day of Bainbridge, GA; and his brother- and sisters-in-law, Allan & Paula Sheffield of Bainbridge, GA and Bettye Keaton of Pigeon Forge, TN. In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his daughter, Jamie Denise Day; and his brother-in-law, Elton Keaton.