ELDON — James “Jim” Dailey, 90, of Eldon, passed away at 1:26 a.m. June 17, 2013 at Good Samaritan Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ottumwa.
Jim was born on May 1, 1923 at home in Bladensburg, the son of Raleigh and Eva Baird Dailey. He attended elementary school at #3 Pleasant Grove Elementary, followed by two years at Batavia High School, and graduation from Agency High School in 1941. He married Carol Watts at the Agency United Methodist Church on June 9, 1945. On April 24, 1946 Jim entered the U.S. Army, where he served until Sept. 19, 1947.
Jim had been employed at Hardscog Pneumatic Tools of Ottumwa before and after his service in the Army. He then worked in farming for most of his adult life. After retiring from farming he worked as a carpenter. Jim enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed reading.
Survivors include his wife Carol of Eldon; one daughter, Marlys Price Hampton and husband Paul of Ballwin, Mo.; two sons, Dr. Richard Dailey and wife Kay of Overland Park, Kan., and Dr. J. Wayne Dailey and wife Lois of Joplin, Mo.; seven grandchildren, J. C. Price, Elizabeth Price Lee, Cole Dailey, Jade Dailey Gutschenritter, Tyler Dailey, Bryce Dailey and Emilee Dailey; three great-grandchildren, Emerson Price, Harper Price and Tristan Lee; five nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Mary Kay; two sisters, Dorothy and Katharine; and two brothers, Herbert and Ralph.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Brooks Cemetery in Hedrick; Wilbur Morfitt officiating.
Grace Funeral Care in Eldon is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit www.gracefuneralcare.com