Ronald L. Day
Ronald L. Day, 79, lifelong resident of the Smith Valley area in Greenwood, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South in Greenwood.
He was born July 6, 1933, in the Smith Valley area to Cecil and Doris (Pearcy) Day. He was a 1951 graduate of Center Grove High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Greenwood American Legion Post 252.
He owned and operated the Bee Hive Restaurant in the Smith Valley area from 1961 until 1982. He then was a chef for the County Line Pub in Indianapolis, Austin’s and Jimmy Kelley’s in Greenwood.
He also operated concessions at the Greenwood American Legion Post and was a carrier for the Daily Journal for several years.
He last worked for Marsh Supermarket at Stones Crossing Road, Meijer in Greenwood and Hampton’s Market in the Smith Valley area.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen D. Surface of Greenwood and Kristy D. Slaughter of Forsyth, Ga.; six grandchildren, Scott Surface (Amy), Cody Surface, Ronne Surface and Sam Surface, all of Greenwood, Kirsti Slaughter of Forsyth, Ga., and Kevin Slaughter of Raleigh, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Alex Surface, Lilli Surface and Garrett Doan.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Surface, on May 22, 2004; a sister, C. Joan McCarty, on Feb. 4, 2013; and his parents.
The Rev. Matt Swisher will conduct a service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Smith Valley United Methodist Church, 5293 Old Smith Valley Road in Greenwood. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, Greenwood.
Swartz Family Church and Chapel–Funeral and Cremation Services in Greenwood is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartz