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Graveside services for Donald Dan Dailey, 82, of Tupelo are at 11 a.m. Monday at Byrd's Prairie Cemetery, Tupelo.
Mr. Dailey passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Nov. 1, 1934, in the small community of Deb's Corner, just outside of Tupelo. Dan lived nearly his entire life in the Tupelo area. He attended Eubanks Grade School, later graduating from Tupelo High School in 1953.
He immediately began a career at Hazel Atlas, later known as Brockway Glass Co., which spanned over 20 years.
In September 1972 in Ada, he married the love of his life, Charlotte Fowler. The two had a long and loving marriage of almost 45 years, living briefly in Ada, then moving to Dan's hometown of Tupelo. After moving to Tupelo, the two established Dailey Horse Farm just outside of town, where Dan trained and bred horses.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Vinson and Bessie Dailey.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Dailey, of the home; son, Jim Dailey; daughter, Dana Dailey; son, Brian Dial and wife, Tina; son, Tracy Dailey and wife, Stephanie; daughter, Chrissy Chaiet and husband, Jeffrey; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Dailey and wife, Margie.
Published on June 30, 2017
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