Trucks form funeral procession for Otisfield logger

 Friends and relatives line up at Oxford Plains Speedway for a parade of more than 70 trucks that made the journey to the Otisfield Community Hall for the funeral of Kelby L. Day on Saturday.
Leslie H. Dixon | Sun Journal
Friends and relatives line up at Oxford Plains Speedway for a parade of more than 70 trucks that made the journey to the Otisfield Community Hall for the funeral of Kelby L. Day on Saturday.
By Leslie H. Dixon, Sun Journal
Posted Nov. 24, 2013, at 8:21 a.m.

OXFORD, Maine — Dozens of trucks from as far away as Scarborough formed a funeral procession from Oxford Plains Speedway to the Otisfield Community Hall for a local logger who died recently.

Kelby L. Day, 39, of Otisfield, a certified logger, a father of two and co-founder, owner and operator of Day Brothers Logging, died Nov. 12 after several surgeries and deteriorating health.

“[The procession] means a lot,” said his friend Dan Knight, who helped organize the tribute, which brought together family, friends and men and women who simply knew of Day Brothers. Kelby Day was born in Norway and graduated from Oxford Hills High School.

“We are all friends of the Day Brothers,” said Bradley Crowell of Buckfield as he and scores of others talked in small groups outside the trucks, waiting to proceed onto Route 26 toward Otisfield.

The trucks formed a line stretching from one end of the speedway to the other before heading out to the Community Hall in Otisfield where funeral services were held. Several Day Brothers logging trucks led the procession.

“It’s a good bunch of guys,” Crowell said.

 

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