Center- Services for John L. Day, 93, of Center, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Perry Christian Academy Living Water Ministries with Pastor Sheri Renner and Pastor Jason Yancey officiating. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery with military honors provided by the Perry VFW Post 4088. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perry Christian Academy Living Water Ministries. Arrangements are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home, Center. Mr. Day was born November 17, 1919, in Ralls County, the son of John and Alma Lewton Day. He was married to Nelma Hawkinson on November 20, 1941, and she preceded him in death on February 14, 1990. He then married Ruth Ameiss Harris on January 1, 1991 and she survives. Other survivors include: one son, Fred (Irene) Day of Vandalia; two daughters, Sandra (Roger) Thompson of Quincy, and Sharon (Sam) Leake of Perry; one step son, Mark Nolting of Silex; four step daughters, Debra Winn (Julio Gallardo) of Center, Karen (Jeff) Arle of St. Charles, Kathy (Michael) Boettigheimer of St. Louis, and Cheryl Jacobs of Winfield; eleven grandchildren; thirteen step grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; twenty three step great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild, Ashlyn Rachel Grove. He was preceded in death by one step son, John Henry Nolting; two step sons in law, Robert Jacobs and Dwight E. Winn; two brothers, Clarence Day and Maurice Day; three sisters, Kay Moore, Dorothy Vaughn, and Alice Rouse; two grandchildren, Keith Wade Day and Terri Laird; one great grandchild, Dakota Cantrell; one step granddaughter, Jenny Rae Arle. Mr. Day was a lifetime area resident and farmer. He was very active in his community and enjoyed camping, keeping busy and helping others. He was a lifetime member and former commander of the Perry VFW Post 4088, a member of the Just Plain Folks Camping Group and the Good Sam Club, a former member and president of the Center Lions Club, and a former board member of MFA Oil and Exchange. He served in the US Marines during W.W.II from 1944 to 1946 and attained the rank of PFC. Memorial contributions may be made to the "We Believe Team", in care of Sharon Leake, 41690 Harrison Trail, Perry, Mo. 63462 or charity of donor's choice. Pallbearers will be Mark Thompson, Greg Thompson, Jeff Leake, Scott Leake, Kevin Leake, and Carl Lentz.