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Updated: 02/06/2014 08:00:04AM

Richard C. Day

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Richard C. Day, 77, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was born June 25, 1936, in West Palm Beach, Fla., and moved to Punta Gorda, Fla., in 1938.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Susan Day Wells and Holly Day Smith; grandsons, Dalton Smith and Hunter Wells; great-grandson, Levi Smith; many nieces and nephews; along with special cousins, Gary Day, Ros Day, Warner Day, Jerry McLendon, Lucia Ann Ridlehoover and many others. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Kidd Day; parents, George and Grace Day; sister, Billy Jean Bourgeault; brother, George J. Day; and great-grandson, Jared Ross Nieberg.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda. Following the service, his cremated remains will be carried on horseback to their final resting place next to his loving wife at Indian Springs Cemetery. Friends and family then will return to Charlotte Memorial for food, fellowship and fun.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Tidewell Hospice, 1158 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952; Charlotte County Cows n’ Plows, 30275 Beech Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982; or Charlotte Senior FSA, 1250 Cooper St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950.

Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.

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