5030417 fbsvet ffffffMADISONVILLE, KY., — On Thursday, July 19, 2018 Joseph Martin Day loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 72. He was born on May 17, 1946 in Madisonville to the late Marvin Beuford and Ruby (Martin) Day. He graduated from Murray State University where he was president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1972. He practiced law for 46 years in Louisville specializing in agriculture and nursing home law. 

He was a proud supporter of UK athletics and a UK fellow. He was an enthusiast of Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and was a founding member of their Turf Club. He also had a love for golf and was a founding member of Valhalla Golf Club and a former member of Hunting Creek Country Club. Faithful member of Broadway Baptist Church and deacon for many years. Member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association and the Louisville Agriculture Club. He was a loyal and faithful friend to all. 

He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1970-1978. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years Sandy, daughter Julie (Greg) of Prospect and granddaughters Colleen and Sydney. 

Visitation will be held from 3pm - 7pm on Tuesday July 24, 2018 at Ratterman Funeral Home 3711 Lexington Road, ‘in St. Matthews’ Louisville and on Wednesday July 25, 2018 from 3pm - 7pm at Harris Funeral Home 134 N. Main Street, Madisonville.

A private burial will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial gifts be made to one of his favorite charities Old Friends Inc., a Thoroughbred Retirement Farm. 1841 Payne's Depot Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 863-1775 www.oldfriendsequine.org

Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrisfuneralinc.com

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