Chet Dailey
March 19, 1951 -
May 30, 2017

Visitation

June 2, 2017
3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Service 

June 2, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Visitation for Chet Dailey, age 66, of Fayetteville will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 at 3:30-5:00 P.M. with service to follow at 5:00 P.M. at Higgins Funeral Home with Celebrant Jayson Davis officiating. Chet, a native of Virginia, was the son of the late Patricia and Paul Dailey. He passed away May 30, 2017 at his home in Fayetteville, TN.

Chet enjoyed photography, hiking, and off-roading with “Nellie” (his F.J. Cruiser). He was also a veteran of the United States Army, employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, a member of the local Lions Club, and Junior’s House.

Survivors include his wife Emily Gray Dailey of Fayetteville, TN; son Erin Thomas (Henna) Dailey of Leeds, UK; daughter Meredith (Christopher) Pettey of Somerville, AL; granddaughter Ayah Mihrimah Dailey; sister Diana Dailey (Richard) Alford of Birmingham, AL; brother Jeff (Allison) Dailey of Birmingham, AL; and former spouse Sherman Smith Dailey of Huntsville, AL.

Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Mr. Chet Dailey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Fayetteville Lions Club at P.O. Box 217, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or Junior’s House at 704 W. Maple Street, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or online at www.juniorshousecac.org.

Video Services

32 Comments

  1. Dana Luttrell

    My heart goes out to you and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you but you’re still my friend. I apologize for not being there today but I know you understand . You are in my prayers.

    Reply
  2. Cathy Jackson ("Snowy" in MS Chat)

    To the Dailey Family —- I only knew Chet through the social medium known as Comic Chat —and then Facebook. I loved his humor — his posts of his photographs — his creativity with those photos — and he shared his love of his family — so very important — I share the “shock” as I had just responded to a post of his the night before — and the next day I learned he had left us. My prayers to you all for strength in the coming days — but know that he was loved in friendship by many who never met him in person — he was a GREAT man!

    Reply
  3. Amy Slone

    So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  4. Cindy Halbrooks

    The news of Chet’s passing has deeply saddened me. I have worked with Chet for several years in my role in Resource Management and now in Contracting here at the Corps of Engineers. He was a intelligent, funny individual that always had wisdom to share. I will miss him. I pray for you all during this time.

    Reply
  5. Bob Ruch

    Praying for your family. We lost a veteran, a great Corps team member and a great friend.

    COL (R) Bob Ruch, on behalf of those Chet served with

    Reply
  6. Jeffrey Davis

    Chet, you are already missed.
    I remember our conversation, right before the Memorial Day weekend, when we entered the HNC main building and walked up the back stairs together. “RIP”

    Reply
  7. Lisa Kuhns

    Meredith, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad… We are and will always be “Daddy’s little girl”… Please find peace in those fun and happy memories… Love you.

    Reply
  8. JANET S LINDSAY

    Emily, I am shocked and saddened at Chet’s passing. He was such a very nice man and will e missed by so many people. You have my sincere sympathy. Janet Lindsay

    Reply
  9. Judy Carter - Bank of Lincoln County

    Emily – I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Reply
  10. Carol Cooper

    Emily, I am so sorry to hear about Chet’s death. I am in Yellowstone with my daughter Mary and granddaughter Grace. When I get home, I will be in touch with you. Praying for you at this difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Allen Zimmerman

    I will miss him so very much. He was not just my cousin but one of the few people who understood me, new all my secrets and shared the same values. The world has lost a truly good person. R.I.P, Cuz.

    Reply
  12. Beth Hatcher Davis

    Emily, may God comfort you with His peace. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Beate Goralczyk

    My deepest condolences to the family.
    I’m so sad to read of Chet’s passing.

    Reply
  14. Linda Gatlin

    Emily,
    I was shocked to hear of your Chet’s death! I am so sorry for the hurt you must feel at this sad time. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and Chet’s family. Love, Linda Gatlin

    Reply
  15. Emily Law

    Emily,
    Jon & I were so sad to hear of Chet’s passing! What a special, intelligent, compassionate man! We were blessed to get to know him these past two years. His time was too short. We will have you and your family in our prayers.

    Reply
  16. Peggy Motlow

    Emily what a shock so sorry for ur loss my prayers with you and. family.

    Reply
  17. Mary Partin

    Emily i’m so sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers & thoughts. God Bless You.
    Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  18. Lynne & Clayton Ralph

    Diana, our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

    Reply
  19. Richard Alford

    Emily, Chet will be missed very much by me. I thought of him as a brother and you as a sister. If we can help you in any way, let us know.

    Reply
  20. Brenda Barbero

    Emily, thoughts and prayers for you at this time and also for Chets family.

    Reply
  21. Diana Dailey Alford

    Emily, you will still be a part of our family until the day you die, lol. Just a little humor, I hope this maybe will put a little smile in your life today. You are in my thoughts and prayers, love you sis. 🙂

    Reply
  22. Ellen Scott

    Emily, I am so very sorry for the loss of Chet. My sincere prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  23. Mildred Mcnatt

    Emily i am so sorry. He was a precious fellow. I pray God will flood you with great memories, during this trying time. Call if i can help you

    Reply
  24. Elaine DeGuira

    Emily- So very sorry for your loss. Chester was a great guy and will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers for you and all the family.

    Reply
  25. Amy Whitaker

    Emily, I am so very sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you.

    Reply
  26. Shirley Turpen

    Emily, I am so sorry about Chet. You will be in our prayers. God bless you.

    Reply
  27. Mary Lee

    Emily so sorry about your loss

    Reply
  28. Debbie Kilpatrick Vessell

    Thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer at this sad time.

    Reply
  29. Sue Cary Simmons

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thought and prayers are with you Emily.

    Reply
  30. Joyce Halcomb

    Emily, so sorry to learn about Chet’s passing. Just remember the good time when you get to really miss him .

    Reply
  31. Susan Thompson

    Dear Emily,Ed just texted me the sad news about Chet…I am so very sorry for your loss. Susan

    Reply
  32. Nan Partin Lehr

    Emily I am so sorry for your lost. I have you and family in my prayers.

    Reply

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32 Comments

  1. Dana Luttrell

    My heart goes out to you and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you but you’re still my friend. I apologize for not being there today but I know you understand . You are in my prayers.

    Reply
  2. Cathy Jackson ("Snowy" in MS Chat)

    To the Dailey Family —- I only knew Chet through the social medium known as Comic Chat —and then Facebook. I loved his humor — his posts of his photographs — his creativity with those photos — and he shared his love of his family — so very important — I share the “shock” as I had just responded to a post of his the night before — and the next day I learned he had left us. My prayers to you all for strength in the coming days — but know that he was loved in friendship by many who never met him in person — he was a GREAT man!

    Reply
  3. Amy Slone

    So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  4. Cindy Halbrooks

    The news of Chet’s passing has deeply saddened me. I have worked with Chet for several years in my role in Resource Management and now in Contracting here at the Corps of Engineers. He was a intelligent, funny individual that always had wisdom to share. I will miss him. I pray for you all during this time.

    Reply
  5. Bob Ruch

    Praying for your family. We lost a veteran, a great Corps team member and a great friend.

    COL (R) Bob Ruch, on behalf of those Chet served with

    Reply
  6. Jeffrey Davis

    Chet, you are already missed.
    I remember our conversation, right before the Memorial Day weekend, when we entered the HNC main building and walked up the back stairs together. “RIP”

    Reply
  7. Lisa Kuhns

    Meredith, I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad… We are and will always be “Daddy’s little girl”… Please find peace in those fun and happy memories… Love you.

    Reply
  8. JANET S LINDSAY

    Emily, I am shocked and saddened at Chet’s passing. He was such a very nice man and will e missed by so many people. You have my sincere sympathy. Janet Lindsay

    Reply
  9. Judy Carter - Bank of Lincoln County

    Emily – I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

    Reply
  10. Carol Cooper

    Emily, I am so sorry to hear about Chet’s death. I am in Yellowstone with my daughter Mary and granddaughter Grace. When I get home, I will be in touch with you. Praying for you at this difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Allen Zimmerman

    I will miss him so very much. He was not just my cousin but one of the few people who understood me, new all my secrets and shared the same values. The world has lost a truly good person. R.I.P, Cuz.

    Reply
  12. Beth Hatcher Davis

    Emily, may God comfort you with His peace. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  13. Beate Goralczyk

    My deepest condolences to the family.
    I’m so sad to read of Chet’s passing.

    Reply
  14. Linda Gatlin

    Emily,
    I was shocked to hear of your Chet’s death! I am so sorry for the hurt you must feel at this sad time. I extend my deepest sympathy to you and Chet’s family. Love, Linda Gatlin

    Reply
  15. Emily Law

    Emily,
    Jon & I were so sad to hear of Chet’s passing! What a special, intelligent, compassionate man! We were blessed to get to know him these past two years. His time was too short. We will have you and your family in our prayers.

    Reply
  16. Peggy Motlow

    Emily what a shock so sorry for ur loss my prayers with you and. family.

    Reply
  17. Mary Partin

    Emily i’m so sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers & thoughts. God Bless You.
    Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  18. Lynne & Clayton Ralph

    Diana, our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

    Reply
  19. Richard Alford

    Emily, Chet will be missed very much by me. I thought of him as a brother and you as a sister. If we can help you in any way, let us know.

    Reply
  20. Brenda Barbero

    Emily, thoughts and prayers for you at this time and also for Chets family.

    Reply
  21. Diana Dailey Alford

    Emily, you will still be a part of our family until the day you die, lol. Just a little humor, I hope this maybe will put a little smile in your life today. You are in my thoughts and prayers, love you sis. 🙂

    Reply
  22. Ellen Scott

    Emily, I am so very sorry for the loss of Chet. My sincere prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  23. Mildred Mcnatt

    Emily i am so sorry. He was a precious fellow. I pray God will flood you with great memories, during this trying time. Call if i can help you

    Reply
  24. Elaine DeGuira

    Emily- So very sorry for your loss. Chester was a great guy and will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers for you and all the family.

    Reply
  25. Amy Whitaker

    Emily, I am so very sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you.

    Reply
  26. Shirley Turpen

    Emily, I am so sorry about Chet. You will be in our prayers. God bless you.

    Reply
  27. Mary Lee

    Emily so sorry about your loss

    Reply
  28. Debbie Kilpatrick Vessell

    Thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer at this sad time.

    Reply
  29. Sue Cary Simmons

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thought and prayers are with you Emily.

    Reply
  30. Joyce Halcomb

    Emily, so sorry to learn about Chet’s passing. Just remember the good time when you get to really miss him .

    Reply
  31. Susan Thompson

    Dear Emily,Ed just texted me the sad news about Chet…I am so very sorry for your loss. Susan

    Reply
  32. Nan Partin Lehr

    Emily I am so sorry for your lost. I have you and family in my prayers.

    Reply

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