Joseph F. Day, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joseph F. Day, Jr.

October 29, 1944 - December 28, 2017

Joseph F. Day, Jr., age 73, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Joe was born in Wilmington, DE on October 29, 1944, and was the son of the late Joseph F. Day, Sr. and Mary (Maxwell) Hansen. Joe was a carpenter by trade for many years. A member of Teamster Local 326, he retired after 30 years with Standard Distributing Company.

As a hot rod enthusiast, Joe enjoyed going to the Ocean City, MD cruise week twice a year with his friends. He adored his dog, Gracie, and above all else he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Joe is survived by his children, Traci L. Prickett (Aaron) of Bear, Joseph F. Day, III (Annette) of New Castle, Penni L.D. Zimmerman (Matthew) of Macon, GA and Andrew H. Day (Kelly) of Bear; former wife of 33 years, Theresa C. Day of Newark; grandchildren, Aaron AJ and Corey Prickett, Madeline and Amy Day, Cooper and Kendall Zimmerman, Corynne and Kailyn Shontz and Logan Day; great grandson, Jackson Prickett; sister, Charlotte Grzybowski of Magnolia; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6 pm until 8 pm. A second visitation will be held the following morning from 10 am until 11 am at the funeral home, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the SPCA, or Minquadale Fire Company, PO Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720.


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20 Condolences for Joseph F. Day, Jr.

  • Our prayers are with you. May God give
    you peace and comfort.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Joe and family, so sorry for your loss

  • I knew Joe From The Teamsters union Also knew him From When he worked for Standard Distributors & from being a Member of Minquadale fire company. Joe was a Great guy who I Am Glad to have known. My Thoughts & Prayers Go out to His Family & Friends. Till we Meet again… R.I.P. Joe…

  • So sorry for your loss, hoping all your great memories will ease your loss

  • To my dear friend, I will miss you wholeheartedly. Going to car shows will seen less enjoyable without you. Your jokes were constant, I never knew just how you remember them all. You could captivate a crowd with your rapid fire humor. I could always count on you in a time of need. God blessed you with a heart of gold. I especially thank you for being so kind and caring to my son David and his children. I know the good Lord has welcomed you with open arms, to a peace you deserve. Until we meet again, Rest in Peace Joe.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. We enjoyed the time we spent with him at the car shows. He was a family friend and will be missed but never forgotten. May God bless all of you at this time.

  • My uncle Joe will always be in my heart I will never forget you and one day we will meet again R.I.P

  • Prayers for the Day Family During This Sad Time. May He R.I.P.

  • Joe was a very good person with a big heart. He was a exceptional person as well as a very close friend. We will all miss him dearly.

  • I am so sorry to hear of this. Joe was a great and funny man. Will always remember him scooting around Ocean City. Rest easy Joe.

  • My Deepest sympathy goes out to the family and I will miss meeting up with you at the car shows uncle Joe. May you rest in peace God Bless.

  • Day Family, Joe was always a fun, loving, joking, adventurous, family tied, motor running, flirty man I know all too well the sadness you’re feeling today, but remember all the memories you made and shared together and Andy & Kelly just think… Logan got the opportunity to meet and awesome man. Thinking of you all!

  • Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • joe you will be missed by family and the car folks. always enjoyed hearing jokes at the car shows.
    rest in peace my friend.

  • I have known Joe (aka Dinkle) for many years while growing up in Minquadale. I will surely miss him. He was a fun guy to be around, especially at the car shows. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we are so sorry for your loss.
    Frankie and Linda Oberly

  • Dear Joe,
    Although you are now gone I am sure the angels in heaven will deliver you our thoughts. In my 56 years on this good earth I have never had a better neighbor. You have the kindest heart and and best soul God could ever give to any one individual.You were always our guardian (without even having to ask) whenever we went on trips and you would watch our home to make sure all was well. We just don’t meet people like you anymore. We will miss seeing you drive by our house and stopping to chat on the subjects of the day. We shared the sad passing of Gracie together and still miss. It really hurts our hearts to see you leave our little neighborhood. My little daughter would always run to the window when she would hear you driving by in your beautiful vintage cars and yell “Hey its Joe !!!!”
    We wish your family the very best and will miss you my friend.
    Love always, Claudia, Natalie, Rob

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time and always. Jesus loves you and God Bless.

  • Sending our heartfelt condolences to you all Joe was a wonderful friend and will be missed God has another angel I’m so sorry we won’t be able to attend his going home , but our hearts are with you on this sad day, we don’t want to spread the virus but we are there in spirit God Bless