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Richard "Dicky" Earl Day – January 18, 2017

Richard “Dicky” Earl Day, 73, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Amarillo.Day Obit

Richard was born the youngest of three boys on September 20, 1943 in Amarillo to Ronald and Opal Day. Raised in Amarillo and a graduate of Palo Duro High, Richard began his career in the automotive parts industry at Jupe Automotive.  He later would go to begin DayCheck and co-found Specialized Therapy Services of Amarillo.  He married Karen Carter on October 7, 1972 and was father to two sons, Tim and Michael Day.  Known to family and friends as Dicky, his sense of humor and welcoming spirit always left an impact. But the role he excelled at the most was that of Papa. No matter if it was his grandchild, friends visiting, or the children at Specialized Therapy Service, Papa would always greet you with a smile on his face and love in his heart. Papa was loved and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joe Day.

Richard is survived by his wife of 44 years Karen, son/nephews and spouses Tim Day wife Amanda and children Tabor and Abigail, Michael Day wife Peggy and children Chandler and Jaycie, Brian Embry wife Paige and children Peyton, Cooper, and Owen, Matt Embry wife Allyson and children Maycee and Avery, brother Kenneth Day and wife Patty, sister in law Charlene Day and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations to NEH Helping Hands , 2400 Lakeview, Ste 103 Amarillo, TX 79109 or St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 7800 W. 45th, Amarillo, Texas 79109 would be appreciated.



  • Judith R Flagle Posted January 22, 2017 11:48 am

    Karen, you and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Richard was a special person in the lives of the STS family and he will be deeply missed. May God give you the strength to deal with this and may your special memories carry you forward!

  • Julia & Aaron Lynch Posted January 22, 2017 10:00 pm

    Karen, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. We are so sorry for this great loss.

  • Cynthia Bischof Pickett Posted January 23, 2017 12:28 am

    Karen, Tim, Michael, Brian, & Matt you are in my thoughts and prayers. You all have a special place in my heart! I will always remember Richard’s happy go lucky smile and his love for his family. I will never forget Hawaii which is where I first got to see him in action charming everyone he came in contact with. I know the good Lord will keep him close and Nancy has already welcomed him. They will both be watching over you all during the days to come. I am so sorry that I will be unable to be present at the services but will hold you all close in my heart. Love you, Cynthia

  • Gerald Rogers Posted January 23, 2017 3:06 pm

    Kaye and I are so sorry for the loss to your family.We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers

  • Donna Rogers McWhorter Posted January 25, 2017 1:33 pm

    Karen, my mom told me about seeing Richard’s obituary, and I was so saddened by the news. Of course you and your family are in mine and Fred’s prayers. A flood or memories came back to me of all our times together back when we were young and invincible. God bless you and your family and keep you close in His loving care.

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