With Flags at half staff, Cherokee County residents are mourning the untimely passing of the County’s Probate Judge/County Commission Chairman, Kirk Day, who passed away this week at the age of 46 after suffering a heart attack at his home on October 5th. His family will receive friends today (Saturday) at the Perry Funeral Home Chapel from 3 until 7. Judge Day’s Funeral Service will be held Sunday at 3 from the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Believers Fellowship Church on West Main street in Centre.
Kirk graduated from Cherokee County High School with honors in 1989. He was appointed to and accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point and completed his degree in 1993. He served nine years in the Unites States Army as a platoon leader, company executive officer, and battalion-level adjutant. He completed his career in the United States Army at the rank of captain. His overseas tours included company commander in South Korea and battalion-level adjutant in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In 2004 he was appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to complete an unexpired term of probate judge. of Cherokee County. He was elected to this office in 2012 and served as Probate Judge and Chairman of the Cherokee County Commission until the time of his death. Kirk based his public service on West Point’s values of “Duty, Honor, and Country.” He felt that government service was an honor and a sacred trust. He loved Cherokee County and worked tirelessly for the good of its citizens.
We at WEIS will miss his Leadership for the County and his frequent visits. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family.