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George Ray Dailey

August 30, 1924 — March 20, 2019

Mr. George Ray Dailey, age 94 of Harriman, passed away suddenly Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born on August 30, 1924 in Etowah, TN. A veteran of WWII, he served on the battleship USS New Jersey as a 20 MM anti-aircraft gunner. After his military discharge, he worked for several years in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Power, then moved to Kingston, Tennessee where he worked for TVA. He worked there for 34 years and retired as Supervisor of Planning in 1987. He was a 64-year member of the Union Lodge #38 Masonic Lodge in Kingston. He supported the Boy Scouts of America for about 50 years and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished services. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingston.
He was preceded in death by his parents: George W. and Mae Dailey
Two brothers: R.B. and Gordon Dailey
Three sisters: Sue Weaver, Billy Jo Murphy and Henrietta "Jackie" Abbott Makres
His first wife: Molly Frances Glazener Dailey
And one step daughter: Sandra Irisk
He is survived by his wife: Geneva C. Dailey
Two sons and their wives: George A. (Nancy) and Thomas E. "Ted" (Laura) Dailey
Grandchildren: Dr. Rebecca (Joseph) Pierce, Rachel (Adam) Gallaher, Ellen Dailey and Jonathan (Abigail Brackett - Fiancé) Dailey
Great Grandchildren: Grayson, Gabriel and Wesley Pierce and Mae Gallaher
And fifteen step great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Kingston Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ray's name to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, 2018 W. Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916; St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105; or First Baptist Church, 215 N. Kentucky St., Kingston, TN 37763.
Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, is honored to serve the Dailey family.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com.
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