John Tucker Day

John Tucker Day

September 7, 1905

John Tucker Day


John Tucker (Jack) Day was born in Milledgeville, Georgia September 7, 1907. He graduated Georgia Military College. Mildred Seawright, from Fayetteville, was attending Wesleyan College of Georgia in Macon and visited Milledgeville where she met Jack. Jack became a pharmacist. Mildred convinced him to take over the family pharmacy in Fayetteville. The Day’s Pharmacy was on the west side of square in Fayetteville. It was popular with the locals. Sheriff Hugh Stinchcomb had his radio routed to the drugstore and responded to calls from there. City and County business was handled at the drugstore. The soda fountain was popular with the high school students. Jack was elected to the Fayetteville City Council in 1950 and in 1954 elected mayor. He was known to help those in need of medicine, even if they had no money. Jack died October 25, 1964.

After he died the City named the Jack Day Park after him and the students at Fayette County High School dedicated two pages of the yearbook to him.

By Tony Parrott

Source: Cemetery Records Fayette County Georgia 1824-2000

The Citizen Wednesday October 22, 2003.

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