Richard “Dick” A. Dailey
November 16, 1951 ‒ May 09, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Richard “Dick” Dailey, age 64, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on November 16, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Harold and Edna (Mills) Dailey. Dick was a 1970 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and retired in 2012 after 23 years of employment with Rolls-Royce.
Dick was a practical jokester and always enjoyed a good laugh, but he was truly a kind hearted person that enjoyed the company of his family and friends. For the past sixteen years, Dick and his wife Evowne have hosted and ran the Farmstead Poker Run that has been able to donate over $250,000 to Hospice of Knox County and other charities.
Dick was an avid horseman in harness racing. He began his career as a trainer and blacksmith in the Mount Vernon, California and Florida areas before establishing Diamond D Stables in Mount Vernon. He trained the likes of Melvin’s Gift, Go Boy Gold Star and Starred by Brett, but the highlight of his career was training the 1973 Little Brown Jug winner Melvin’s Woe.
He was a member of Carpenters Local #2280 and the International Association of Machinist Local Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Evowne (Garrett) Dailey, his daughters, Amy Dailey of Gambier, Dennise (Ryan) Lepley of Mount Vernon and Victoria (Joe) Linn of Gambier, a son, Isaac Wilson III, nine grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Durst, Kendal, Keaton and Ellie Lepley, Isaac Wilson IV, Kayla, Kimber and Chloe Linn and a brother, Kevin (Lynne) Dailey of Valrico, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ben McKinstry officiating.
Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to the Farmstead Poker Run in care of the funeral home.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Richard “Dick” Dailey.