Rodericck Michael Day
Published: January 9, 2013
SSG Roderick Michael Day, 23, of Columbia, South Carolina, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013. He was born in Naples, Italy, and lived on a naval base with legal residency in Crossett, Ark. He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army, and was of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of Crossett High School class of 2006.
SSG Day loved his family, especially spending time with his younger brother Josh. He was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to fish, hunt and play soccer.
SSG Day loved the Army. He was a member of the following units: Co B 1-327th ,101st Airborne Div (Screaming Eagles) & HQ CO A 3/60 Inf. He received the following badges during his service to our country: Drill SGT, Combat Infantry, Expert Infantry & Air Assault. Sgt. Day was a recipient of the following awards: Purple Heart Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Nato Medal Army Service and Overseas Ribbons.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, John William Day; maternal step-grandfather, Roderick Botenfield Nuckolls, and Uncle John Dennis Day.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories: his mother, Elizabeth "Susie" Day of Falls Church, Va., his wife Courtney Day, his brother, Joshua Day, his maternal grandmother, Sue Nuckolls, his uncle Jerry Day all of Crossett; three uncles: James Day, wife Peggy of Bastrop, La., Thomas Day of Panama City, Fla., David Day, wife Nancy of Saraland, Ala., his aunt, Judy Langley of Monticello, Ark., and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Services are Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. at First Freewill Baptist, 1301 Mimosa Street in North Crossett with Bro. Gene Cullem, Bro. Brian Ray & Bro. Chris Sexton, officiating. Full military honors at the Crossroads Cemetery. Arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home, Inc of Hamburg, Ark. www.cromwellfuneralhome.net.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.