The impressive lights display outside of
Joe Day's home at the "Y" of U.S 50 and
421 in Versailles.
See Eagle 99.3 video about the "Y" lights below.
(Versailles, Ind.) - A man who was known for not only lighting up his house, but the heart of everybody who drove by has died.
Day passed away at his Versailles home surrounded by family Sunday after losing a two year bout with cancer. He was 73.
Eagle 99.3 spoke to Day two years ago when a group of volunteers led by Osgood resident Bill McDonald came forward to help with the lights after he had fallen ill.
“It’s a miracle,” Day said. “It just proves that when people love one another and appreciate one another things can happen. It’s one of the greatest things that ever happened in my life.”
Each Christmas season for decades, Day put up the big lights display at his home on the corner of US 50 and 421, also known as the “Y.”
“In ‘76 I bought this small house and started putting a few things outside. It was a small amount but it grew a little bit each year and blossomed into what it is today,” said Day.
Joe Day at his home in 2009, shortly after
being diagnosed with cancer.
Day was able to see the display go up one final time last Christmas when McDonald and others came again to string up the lights and build the mechanical scenes.
His visitation takes place Wednesday 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. The funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Milan Church of Christ.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Church of Christ at Milan in care of the funeral home.