Tyler Morning Telegraph

The owner of a tire center with locations in Longview and two other Northeast Texas cities died Tuesday at age 84.

Bill R. Day of Tyler owned Bill Day Tire Centers, which has one location in Longview and Jacksonville and two in Tyler. The business is marking its 49th anniversary this year.

Day also owned race cars and a company that supplied parts to the automotive racing industry.

Born on July 12, 1935, in Tyler to William Leroy and Cleta Millington Day, Day graduated from Chapel Hill High School and served in the U.S. Air Force and then Air Force Reserve. He married Martha Henry in 1959 and was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Day, and is survived by his wife and his daughters, Janet Day Sheffield and Cindy Day.

Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery, 2400 S. Donnybrook Ave., Tyler, with the Rev. Gerry Giles officiating.

The family requests that donations be made to the Hospice of East Texas Foundation, the Salvation Army of Tyler, Marvin United Methodist Church Missions or some other charity.