James 'Jim' Parker Day
James "Jim" Parker Day, 84, a longtime resident of Scappoose, Oregon, died Thursday, March 25, 2021.
He was born June 1, 1936, in Sunset Beach, Oregon to Vincent Parker Day and Frances Haworth Day.
He was raised in Hammond, Oregon and in 1953 joined the army serving in the 38th infantry in Fort Lewis, Washington. After returning from the service he relocated to Portland, Oregon where he met and married Eileen Vandos. They shared 62 wonderful years together.
Jim worked in various construction and salvage jobs in the Portland area before moving his family to Scappoose, Oregon in 1965 where he owned and operated Jim Day Autowrecking and Towing until 1975. He later worked as a warehouseman and pattern burner for Standard Steel in Portland.
Jim had a lifelong love of old cars and enjoyed puttering in the yard, reading and working crosswords. He loved being with family and friends and was known and loved for his generosity and making people laugh.
He is survived by his daughter, Loretta "Lorie" Day of Everett, Washington and daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Robert Coe Jr. of Greensboro, North Carolina; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Febe Day of Camano Island, Washington, and three sisters, Margaret Milliern of Tacoma, Washington, Pat Sandels of Sacramento, California, and Charlotte Nicholls of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; his son, Jerry; three brothers, Lionel, Howard and David; and three sisters, Pearl Biddle, Dorothy Davis and Mary Sylvester.
A graveside service will be held for Jim on Friday April 9, at 2 p.m., at Columbia Memorial Gardens, in Scappoose, Oregon.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at Columbia Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Columbia Funeral Home, 503-397-1154.