October 6, 1925 ~ June 13, 2021

Born in: Caneyville, KY
Resided in: Caneyville, KY

W. Hargis Day, age 95 of Caneyville passed away Sunday, June 13th 2021 at Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bowling Green. He was born October 6th 1925 in Caneyville, KY, the son of Floyd & Anna Hudson Day.

Hargis enlisted into the Army in 1945 at 20 years old towards the end of World War II. After serving his country, he returned home and married the love of his life, Myrl, and were together for 63 years, until her passing in 2019. Hargis was a salesman for Caneyville Roller Mill for 25 years and also raised pure bred Charolis Beef Cattle for over 40 years and was certified in 1971 to AI Cattle through the American Breeder Service. Hargis had a love of music and around 1960, he and his brother-in-law Marion Higgs formed the Grayson County Boys Bluegrass Band, but changed the name to the KY Bluegrass Band when his son Steve joined later on. He became a Kentucky Colonel in 1964 and was a longtime member of the Caneyville Church of Christ.

He is survived by his son, Steve Day (Diane); his grandson, Austin Day; his sister-in-law, Macy Higgs; and several nieces & nephews.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Myrl Bryant Day, and his brothers & sisters.

The family would also like to give special thanks to Mike & Trenya Pierce for helping the family with his care over the years.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 21st 2021 at the Caneyville Memorial Chapel. He will be laid to rest in the Layman Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Caneyville Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Day. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Hargis Day and sign his virtual guestbook below.


Visitation: June 21, 2021 10:00 am - June 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


Funeral: June 21, 2021 2:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers for comfort and peace . Love , The Kerns Family

  2. Steve and family,
    So very sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Steve,
    We are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

  4. We will miss our special friend terribly and are very thankful for all the memories we have. Love & prayers,

    Mike, Trenya & Eva

  5. He was a one of a kind class act. Caneyville will miss him. I’m am sorry for for your loss Steve.

  6. So very sorry for your loss. Peace, love and prayers for everyone. He will be greatly missed. 😢❤️ Always, Shelia Bryant

  7. Steve, Sorry for your loss. I never seen your dad without he was smiling and cheerful.

  8. Steve,I can’t remember not knowing your Dad. He was a kind and caring person. If one was fortunate to know him it was a Blessing.You were very blessed having him as a Dad that Admired and Loved You beyond words to Express. Relive Your Precious Memories😇Prayers and Gods Blessings🙏🏻

  9. Sorry for your loss, Hargis, Marion and my Dad, Elwood played a lot of music together when I was young, they always seemed to enjoy being together. For several years the Grayson County Boys were the main musical group for the daily radio program, the Noontime Roundup, on WMTL, they also appeared several times on the new channel 13 in B.G. Prayers for the family.

  10. I met Hargis many times over the years. With no exception each time Hargis was upbeat and full of laughter
    I hope someday I will be remembered in the same way.

  11. We are just hearing of the loss of Hargis. Such an awesome man. So sorry for your loss.

    Gordon & Tosha Mudd

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