Michael A. Day
FORT WORTH -- Mike Day, 55, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, after a
four-month battle with cancer.
Service: A Requiem Mass and interment in the columbarium at St. Alban's
Episcopal Church will be held at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial
donations be made to the charity of your choice in his memory.
Always ready with a helping hand, he will be remembered for his thirst
for life, generous heart and willingness to mentor those around him. He grew up
in Dallas, graduated from Kimball High School and attended the University of
Dallas. An accomplished drummer and in-line skater, Mike had a passion for
sports, especially golf. He was the founding member of several Dallas bands,
most notably Liberation, a seven-piece rock band, featuring then-newcomer Stevie
Ray Vaughan. He also performed in touring bands Angel, Wish, and Mantis,
performing leading-edge progressive music in the '70s. Mike also was facilities
manager for SBI, and an engineering supervisor at Baylor Medical Center in
Irving. He was the owner of Speedy Fix, a general contracting company in
Arlington for the past eight years.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Roy L. Day Jr.
Survivors: His mother, Connie Day of Arlington; sister, Diane Willeford
and partner, Robert Brown; brother, Shannon L. Day and wife, Lucinda Waugh Day,
also of Arlington; daughter, Melissa Day Heaslet; son, Grayson C. Taylor of
Topeka, Kan.; grandchildren, Tristan J. Day and Sarah Heaslet; nieces and
nephews, M. Sean Willeford and wife, Karri H. Willeford, Lindsey L. Day and Erin
C. Day of Arlington; and great-nephews, Christian, Tyler and Wayne Willeford of
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classmate and our drummer for both Soul
Expression and Liberation
bands, Mike Day, passed away yesterday
after about a year-long battle with lung cancer. See
e-mail below from his younger brother, Shannon.
just in touch with Mike last week and he was
planning a trip to Wyoming to see his Mom and sister
Diann, Mike knew he did not have long to live but I
am shocked that he went over the weekend.
I am not
sure what type of services for Mike that Shannon is
planning, I have not heard anything other than the
e-mail Shannon sent out yesterday.
.... Scott Phares
Hello my old friends,
I wanted to share with you
that Mike lost his battle with cancer today. He
passed away this morning while I held him in the
emergency room. I beleive he went peacefully,
and I feel better knowing that his suffering is
no more. While it was very tough to watch him
waste away over the last year, I know Mike had a
full and rich life, and you gentlemen were
responsible for some of his most joyful and
proud moments in his past. He spoke highly of
all you at various times. Thank you for
everything you've done over the years.
I wish healthiness and
happiness to each of you and your families.
Thanks to you all, and God
Hello dear friends,
Firstly, I want to thank you for
all your kind words of sympathy, love, and support,
and your offers to help in any way. That means so
much, at a time of great loss. I'm extremely
proud, as I know Mike was as well, to be so
fortunate as to have enjoyed your friendship through
the years. If I've left anyone off the list, it was
not intentional...please forgive me, and forward
this to any of Mike's friends who you know would
like to attend.
That being said, we hope you'll
join us (on some very short notice, my apologies) in
a celebration of Mike's life.
No formal dress or stuffy
setting, but a place where Mike spent a good deal of
time roller-blading and mentoring others in the
sport. Just plan on a relaxed atmosphere, mild
weather (should be sunny in the 60's, with only a 5
This Saturday Feb 9 from 1pm -
4pm at River Legacy Park, at the Legacy Pavillion,
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in
There will be some signs
directing you in the park. It will be the largest
Some small hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be
provided, but please feel free to bring any food/bev
item you'd like (excluding alcohol). We'll enjoy
each others' company, and remember some Mike stories
from the past. Some old pictures of Mike and his
friends will be displayed, along with some music
that Mike would enjoy. We certainly hope you
can join us.
Shannon & Cindy Day
picture posted here reminds me of the Mike I remember
back at Kimball. He hadn't really changed a bit, just a
little older looking. He was always such a nice guy.
Rest in peace Mike with no more pain, rest in peace.
I spent many hours (day, months, years) looking at him
from this perspective, and is how I will always remember him...
Picture on left is with the band "Wish" (previously known as "Mantis").
Picture on the right is with the band "Soul Expression".