Addison Day Sr., 68, of Little Rock and formerly of Marvell, died Thursday Oct. 24 at Hospice Home Care Medical Center in Little Rock.
Addison was born Sept.14, 1945 in Marvell to Shufford Day and James Anna Scaife-Day.
Addison was a 1963 graduate of Marvell High School. He enlisted in the Army National Guard from October 1965 until October 1967.
Addison was a member of Cherish Baptist Church in Little Rock. He was one of the church's original founders in the late 1980s. He served as a deacon, member of the finance committee and was in charge of the church's lawn care.
Addison was employed with a National Guard as a recruiter from 1976 to 2001. He was the first African American recruiter in Arkansas. A position he held with highest regard. He was always trying to recruit young people whom he saw as doing nothing with their lives after high school.
“Sgt. Day” as Addison was affectionately known by many who knew and loved him, was an avid fisherman, “Old School Cars,” fast cars, racing, playing cards, singing, and dancing. He also loved people. He never met a stranger. He loved to talk and had a great sense of humor.
His parents, a daughter Tracy Lynette Day, a brother, Asberry Day, two sisters: Mary Jane Day-Hull and Julia Day-Watson, all preceded Addison in death.
He leaves his wife, Lorice Banks-Day of Little Rock; two sons, Addison (Ericka) Day Jr. of Little Rock, Michael (Lisa) Day of Nashville, Tenn.; four daughters, Tammy (John) Hampton, Noria Day, Mary Ann (Henry) Bealer and Constance Day, all of Little Rock; three brothers, Frank (Catherine) Day of Rondo, Rube Day of Helena and Reuben (Ora Jean) Day of Marvell; four sisters, Selena Carter of Marvell, Mandy Piggee of Chicago, Ill., Mamie White of Coppell, Texas and Alma Valley of San Antonio, Texas; his caregivers, T.B. Isby and Eva Isby of Little Rock; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 1 at Branscumb Funeral Home Chapel, 911 North Main Street in Brinkley.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 2 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 4400 Highway 316 South in Poplar Grove with Rev. Cameron Mitchell officiating.
Internment will take place in Pleasant Grove Cemetery by Branscumb Johnson & Gilchrest Funeral Home of Brinkley (870) 734-2772 email@example.com & Facebook: Branscumb Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be John Hughes, Rodney Barfield, Robert Carter Lewis Day, Leon Hughes and Pedro Frazier.