Edward G. "Ed" Dailey, 75, of Walker Springs died Aug. 30, 2010 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 26, 1934 in Allen and remained close by in Walker Springs all of his life. He was an owner of a logging company. He cut salvage timber for White Smith Land Company. He also worked for Palmer & Ann Bedsole Farms. He loved to stay busy working with his hands, building things such as turkey callers, hawk callers, bridges, barns, erosion prevention projects and silos. He even built an airplane hanger. He loved to hunt (turkey hunting was his favorite) and fish (catfish). He loved to raise a garden, watching it grow and would usually give most of it away. Recently he grew three watermelons, each one weighing over 100 pounds. He loved his dogs and playing dominos. He had a special nickname for all his friends.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Dailey; two sons, Edward Eugene "Gene" Dailey, Robert Alvin "Robbie" Dailey I, and wife, Robbin Dailey; four grandchildren, Justin Dailey, Robert Alvin "Bob" Dailey, II, Maggie Dailey, and Hunter Dailey; his mother, Louise Dailey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Jerome Dailey and a brother, Bob G. Dailey.
The service was Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Walker Springs with Bro. Eddie Pezent officiating. Burial was at the Hopewell Cemetery in Walker Springs. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.
Active pallbearers were T-Coe Fox, Terry Hutto, Ronnie Tarleton, Carl Gwin, Michael Waddill and Bart Tarleton.
Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Rorer, Doug Roberts, Tommy Windham, Bro. Irby Weaver, Bro. Benny Harrison, Reggie Cooper, Reg Cooper, Braxton Paul, Jim Davis, Sam Miller, Chester Andrews, Boog Jones, Vic Hutto, Richard Williams, Lee Hutto, Gil Thomas, Warren Waddill, Mike Buckalew, John Weaver and Dick Creel. Mr. Dailey considered anybody that came to show their respect to be an honorary pallbearer.