Emmett Russell “Bub” Day Jr., 83, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay, Indiana.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1938, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Emmett Russell Sr. and Maymie Skirvin Day and was raised in the Carrollton community. He married Ruby Ann Couch on June 23, 1962, in Carrollton, and they had two children. He moved to Jefferson County, Indiana n 1967 and worked for Robus Leather Products for 10 years as a production operator but his main passion was farming and he enjoyed his time on Upper Dry Fork Road in Jefferson County. He was a member of White’s Run Baptist Church in Kentucky. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching NASCAR and being out on the farm.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Day and Brian Day, both of Madison; a sister, Mary C. Baker of Carrollton; three grandsons, Taylor Day, Reed Day and Gabe Day; his granddaughter, Emily Ayler; and five great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 49 years on May 12, 2012; his brother, John Alfred Day, on Aug. 16, 2012; and a sister, Evelyn Lee Day Dermon, on Nov. 5, 2022.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Indiana. Visitation is 11 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation through the funeral home. Online condolences and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.