October 30, 1928 ~ July 25, 2019
Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN
Garnett Day, 90, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at The Waters of Johnson City following a brief illness.
He was a native of Johnson City and son of the late Mr. And Mrs. John Harvey Day.
He was a faithful member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Garnett served with the Seventh Infantry Division in the Korean War, and received the Korean Service Medal, with three Campaign Stars, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
He was a member of American Legion Post 24.
He earned a B.S. degree at ETSU and did extensive graduate work. Garnet was an educator for 36 years. His career began as Director of Band and Chorus at Church Hill High School. He continued as a band director and teacher with the Washington County School System. He was also the Director of Bands at Mullins High School in Mullins, SC and Greeneville High School in Greeneville, TN.
Garnett played tympani with the Florence, SC Symphony Orchestra after retirement, and was percussionist with the Johnson City Community Concert Band for more than 12 years.
In addition to his parents, Garnett was preceded in death by: five sisters, Ella Day, Ruth Rickman, Jessie Day, Vivian Kelly and Alpha Howard; and five brothers, Edison, Tasker, George, Monroe and Les Day.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 65 years, June Brown Day; one daughter, Cynthia Robbins and her husband James; one son, Mark Day and his wife Lynn; five grandchildren, Amber Garland and husband Wes, Racheal Odum and husband Dave, Alicia Robbins, Jessica Robbins and Austin Robbins; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Frank Day; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family of Garnett day will receive friends from 1 PM until 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Morris-Baker. The committal will follow at 2:45 at Monte Vista Memorial Park, with Rev. Joshua Light officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.stjude.org/donate.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Garnett Day's name.