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West Virginia Folklife Program
04/12/2019
Jim Day: Tubebender Passes
Charleston, WV

James L. "Jim" Day, aged 86 passed away Friday, April 12, 2019. Born in Cincinnati, OH in 1932, Jim would later go on to open Day Sign Company in 1961. Day Sign Co. started as a small hand-painted business and would later grow into one of the most prominent sign companies in the Kanawha Valley. Jim's specialty was fabricating neon and examples his handiwork can be seen around the Kanawha Valley like Tri-State Airport, Yeager Airport as well as several old movie theaters in St. Albans.  Jim was recognized for his outstanding talent in this media many times by local newspaper features and most recently the WV Folklore produced a special of his talent which aired on WV Public TV.

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