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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. John W. Day.

      John W. Day, D.C. (70) passed away on July 30, 2015 in Spokane, WA.  John was born in Snoqualmie, WA, on April 17, 1945 to                     William S. “Bill” Day, D.C. and Norma Mae Day.

      John graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic June 7, 1967.  He was a 3rd generation Chiropractor, following his grandparents         Drs. J.W. “Bill” and Laura S. Day (1921), father Dr. William S. “Bill” Day (1947) and Uncle Dr. James S. Day (1951) in graduating from Palmer College and operating Day Chiropractic Clinic. He was a master Chiropractor and great counselor. 

     John was extremely passionate about and involved in Washington state politics. He was chairman of the Washington State Chiropractic Disciplinary Board, Past President of the Chiropractic Society of Washington, charter member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association (a unification of 3 former state associations that he helped accomplish), lifetime member of the International Chiropractors Association, and past member and Sgt at Arms of Spokane East Rotary.     

    John enjoyed spending his free time with friends and family. Some of his favorite activities included skiing and fishing on the lake, and skiing and hunting in the mountains. He also enjoyed challenging friends to a spirited card or board game. John had a great appreciation for food and drink. He will be remembered as someone who was quick with a joke and passionate about caring for his patients.     

     John is survived by his wife, Mary Grace Day, children Kelly (Jerry) Hofferth and Tracy Day, Scott Tweedy, Lisa (Ted) Miller, grandchildren Sydney and Madison Hofferth, Jack Day, Jesse and Kiley Miller, siblings Diana Grimm, Danial “Dan” Day, William “Bill” Day, Jr. and Timothy (Svetlana) Day, D.C., numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” Day, Sr. and Norma Day.

     John’s celebration of life will be held Thursday, August 6, 2015 at The Historic Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St., Spokane, Washington, in the Isabella Ballroom,  2-6:00pm In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Spokane, 1222 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201.






Chiropractic for the Day family began in 1921 with the graduation of J.W. "Bill" Day and his wife, Laura Scott Day, from the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Their practice opened that same year in Rockford, Illinois. A thriving practice soon emerged. The first of two children, William Scott Day, was born in Rockford, Illinois on January 31, 1923. The Day's subsequently moved to Meadowbrook, Washington, about five miles northeast of North Bend, Washington, where a fresh start and "good water" were found.

The practice flourished and their second child, James Scott Day, was born May, 1927. The Day's then moved to Bremerton, Washington in 1942, beginning again, a new practice. Then came World War II, the marriage of William to Norma M. Day and post war attendance to Palmer School of Chiropractic, graduating in January, 1947 and the beginning of Day Chiropractic Clinic in Spokane, Washington,on April 17, 1948.

Laura and J.W. Day, D.C.'s soon followed and joined the Spokane clinic. James S. Day graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1951, joining the Spokane practice. J.W. Day, D.C. passed away in 1953 due to complications of diabetes. in 1959, James S. Day, D.C., moved his practice to Richland, Washington and practiced very successfully there until his death in 1986. William S. Day, D.C. practiced in Spokane from 1948 to retirement in 1980. He also ran successful campaign's to the State Legislature, elected State Representative five times and State Senate three times, serving as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1963 to 1965 and Chair of the Senate Safety and Health Services Committee.

William S. Day and Norma had five children; Diana K., John W., Danial L, William S. Jr. and Timothy J.. John W. Day, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in June, 1967 and began practice with his father, purchasing the business in 1980. Timothy J. Day, D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1987 and began practice with his brother, purchasing the business in 2000. Dr. Timothy J. Day, D.C.'s continues the practice today. 


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