Candles. Flickr photo.

William L. Dailey, 84, of West Danby, died peacefully on May 19, holding his daughters’ hands and in the presence and hearts of his son, son-in-law and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Charlotte, his wife of 47 years.  He is survived by his daughter Kelley and son-in-law Richard Campbell. His son William and daughter-in-law Karren Myers. His grandchildren Richard Campbell, III, William (Alice) Campbell, Katherine Myers and William Myers and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his very special friend, Elaine Westmiller.

He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1964, after actively serving in Germany from 1958 to 1960.

He retired from Emerson Power Transmission after 40 years in 1996.

In his golden years, he enjoyed meeting his many friends for coffee, mowing the lawn, and spending time with his family and Elaine.

The family is having a private burial ceremony on Friday, May 22nd. A celebration of his life will take place on a later date, at the West Danby First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be sent to the West Danby Fire Department at 47 Sylvan Lane, Spencer, NY 14883.