Mr. Norman Louis Day, 92, a lifetime resident of Belington and a many year resident of 714 Brown Ave. in Belington, departed this life late Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Day was born May 10, 1921, at Harding, a son of the late Brooks and May Moore Day.
On March 10, 1956, he was united in marriage to the former Margret Alice Woodford, who preceded him in death Feb. 20, 2008.
Norman is survived by one son, Mark Alan Day of Salem; one daughter, Donna Jo Coleman of Belington; and two stepgrandchildren, Mark Coleman and Chris Coleman and families. Also surviving are two special caregivers, Mary Lou Cross and Yvonnia Tallman.
Preceding Norman in death, along with his wife and parents, were one son, Michael Lewis Day; two brothers, Victor Paul Day and Cecil E. Day; one sister, Gladys E. Hart; and a son-in-law, Chris Coleman. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Day was a 1939 graduate of Belington High School, graduating valedictorian of his class. Following graduation, he immediately became employed by the Belington Bank (now known as Freedom Bank). In 1956, Mr. Day became cashier (CEO) and served in that capacity until his resignation in 1966. At that time, he accepted employment at Memorial General Hospital in Elkins where he became credit manager soon after his employment began and until his retirement in 1986.
Mr. Day attended the West Virginia School of Banking which was sponsored by the West Virginia Bankers Association and the College of Commerce. He successfully completed the three courses of study in bank operation, bank loans and bank investments. He also attended the Mellon Bank “Concentrated Banking Courses.” He was past chairman of Group VI West Virginia Bankers Association and served as a director of the Central West Virginia NABAC an organization for Bank Auditors and Comptrollers.
Norman served on the board of directors of Freedom Bank and served on the board of directors of Freedom Bancshares Inc. He retired from the boards with Director Emeritus status. During his tenure on the bank boards, he served on various committees and held numerous offices. He was a 60-year member of the Kiwanis Club of Belington and had 40 years of perfect attendance. He was past president and served one term as lieutenant governor of the Fourth Division West Virginia District of Kiwanis International and was the recipient of the Hixon Award. Mr. Day enjoyed reading, playing racquet ball and playing bridge. He was a 65-year member of the Belington Masonic Lodge 125 AF&AM and a Past Worshipful Master of the Lodge. Mr. Day was a member of American Legion Post 96 of Belington and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Belington. Mr. Day was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 210 Brandenburg St. in Belington from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, and again Monday from 8 to 11 a.m., the funeral hour when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Judy Flynn officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery near Belington where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion post 96 of Belington. The Masonic Burial Rite will be conducted by the Belington Masonic Lodge 125 AF&AM.
Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Norman Louis Day. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.