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.

  • We have lost a good man but the lord has gained one r.i.p till we see you again prayers to family and friends for comfort during this hard time.Dick Daily your entry fees have been paid rest in peace.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Dick will be remembered.
    He was fun to be around.

  • E and all of the family, we are so sorry for your loss. Dick meant so much to Teal and I, not only a friend but a father figure. Our hearts are at a loss. We are so happy of all the memories we were able to be fortunate enough to be involved in, that made these years past, so touching and enjoyable to help us through this. Dick was a “one of a kind”. He will be dearly missed by many! Love you E!

  • E so sorry for your lost, You and Dick are truly angels. Dawn and I can never repay what you, Dick and the family from farmstead have done for us. Dick will always live on in memory and will be missed forever. Our prayers go out to you and your family and we will always be here for you. Love ya

  • He was a great and kind hearted man. Gone but never forgotten.
    Fly high Dick.

  • We are so sorry for your loss truly the loss of a great and kind hearted man.

  • Evowne and Family.

    So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sue Harwell

  • The girls and I would like to send our deepest condolences and sympathy. We always enjoyed talking to Dick at Tim and Lisa’s when you were in Florida visiting. He was always good for a laugh and will be greatly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • E we’re so sorry for your loss.Dick was such a caring and loving man. And such a blast to be around. You Both are loved by so many. We’re here if any of you need anything. Dick will be Truely missed. But never forgotten. Love you All so Very much.

  • Here is to one of the greatest men, I have ever had the privilege to know or will ever know. I am proud to call you my brother, and will forever miss you and your wonderfully caring, loving and FUN heart and spirit. You are truly riding free of pain with the wings of an angel, along side our fallen but not forgotten brothers and sisters. Love you always.

    Evowne, you are never alone. I am here, along side of so many, ready to help.
    Prayers, and love always ~ Melissa

  • So sorry for your loss. Lots of good memories of Dick. Keeping all of you in thoughts and prayers. Hugs and prayers
    Rob and Lor (Slaughter) Kennedy and family

  • Such a hard loss for everyone. Dick was a great man and loved by all. So very sorry Evowne.

  • Evowne, you have our deepest condolences and sympathy. We were not close friends but Dick was a good friend. I enjoyed my walks into the shop at Coopers and talking to Dick, several times about the camping trip we when on. We had some good times! Dick was a very good man and he will be missed. I wish we were closer these past years. I wish there was more I could say or do.
    Bill and Kim

  • E, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dick was a great guy and we will always remember all the good times we had with him and you. He may be gone but will never be forgotten. R.I.P my friend. Love you, Carroll and Judy.

  • So sorry for your loss. Dick was a good hearted man and helped everyone. He will truly be missed by many. Prayers to the family. RIP Dick! God Bless!

  • We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Peace to you. I worked with Dick and always enjoyed our time together. God bless you with his comfort.

  • Evonne. Amy family and friends . Your loss of a great ,warm hearted man is felt by all. Our deepest sympathy for all .DICK will never be forgotten. We are here for you all .R.I.P. DICK .

  • Sending my love to you all! May God bless you in this time of need and may he rest in peace!

  • Prayers for the family….Dick and E are such wonderful people…we lost a great man in this community…He will be missed by all….Heaven gained an angel…R.i.p

  • Dick was a wonderful person and so much fun to be around. I worked with him at Coopers/Rolls Royce. He will be missed for everything he done for the community.

  • Rest in Paradise my friend.
    You will be missed by many.
    Truly an amazing man.
    Until I see you again
    Love you E

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Evowne, you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Very sorry for your loss E, family and friends of Dick.
    We were very saddened to hear about Dick’s passing. Dick and E were great neighbors in Florida. Dick was always very friendly, outgoing, had a huge heart, was very helpful and shared a great deal of wisdom with us.

    You are all in our prayers.

    Doug and Lori

  • Ewovne, Diane , Denise, and Victoria Im so sorry for your loss may God give you the strength at a sad time like this

  • I am so sorry for your loss! Dick was a kind hearted, loving & caring great man. He has done so much for our community, he will be sadly missed & forever loved by us all! R.I.P. Dick!

  • So sorry for your loss. Will miss seeing him at the camp grounds next year. We are thinking of you .

  • Amy, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such a nice person and I know he will be missed by many! My thoughts and prayers will be with you & the boys!

  • I cannot begin to express the sadness we feel in the loss of such a genuine person. Our Nova family will not be the same without you. RIP Dick. Until we meet again. God Bless you all E and family. We are here for you always ❤️

  • We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time…. Dick Dailey was one of a kind there will never be another Dick Dailey….. He was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face… He always put the Farmstead on to help others in the community…
    He will truly be missed by all who knew him…… May you R.I.P Dick…

  • So very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you and yours in prayer.

  • E there is no way to express my sadness to the loss of Dick , he was an amazing guy who I admired! He had a certain style about him (old school ) to say the least ! I had many talks with Dick over the last 15yrs seeking advice sometimes it be what I thought but most times he’d say” you just need to grab your ears and pull real hard ” I’d look puzzled and he say ” to get your head out of your ass … lol!! I love you both very much and very sorry he left so soon if anything you need .

  • Dear Amy & family,
    So very sorry for the loss of your dad. Tom & I have good memories of your dad in his high school years & horse racing days. Eric remembers his first ride on a motorcycle w/ your dad & riding home w/ him from one of the fairs after racing & your dad telling him they were gonna smoke cigars & look at dirty magazines on the trip home. He was one of a kind for sure. Know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless all of you during this terrible time.
    Tom & Jan Fowler & Family

  • We can shed tears that he is gone, or smile because he lived. We can close our eyes and wish he will come back, or we can open them and see all that he left. Our hearts can be empty because we can’t see him, or it can be full of the love we shared. We can remember only that he is gone, or cherish his memory and let it live one. Rest in peace Dick.

  • E, we are so sorry to hear this sad news, Dick was one of a kind, we hope you find comfort in knowing that he was loved, and will be missed by many people, you have a huge support group, he left you with so many memories and beautiful babies. We are here for you and your family!!!

  • Prayers out to all family and friends. You will be missed here on earth by the many lives you touched over the years. RIP brother, see you on the other side!

  • Our hearts go out to you at this time. No words will ever be enough. Love and Prayers

  • Amy
    We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Joe said Dick always had a
    smile on his face an something funny to say. He was a great guy.
    Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our deepest condolences to the Dailey Family, our community and many, many friends. When we first moved to MV, we were the new neighbors to the Coscias/Howilers. The first thing they said we HAD to do here, was go to FARMSTEAD ..09 was our visit. We have had some good times out there over the years. E, I enjoyed watching you
    re propose to Dick, your love seeming so simple and pure. You and Dick inspired and touched the hearts of everyone you met. Rest in peace fellow brother

  • This was such horrible news to hear. Dick was a great man and you and him were/are two inspiring people. Dick will live forever in our hearts. Prayers to the family and loved ones.

    Ride with Jesus and watch over us.

    Ride on and Thanks for the memories Dick!

  • This is deeply heartbreaking to hear about your loss of your beloved. Evowne I pray God gives you the peace that you seek, prayers to help ease the pain, and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. I extend my deepest sympathies & heartfelt condolences to you & your family.

  • Evowne and family,

    I am
    So sorry about Dick’s untimely death. I know how close he was to his family. My husband worked with him at Coopers and always talked highly of Dick. I lost my husband (David) in August of 2012. You’ll have some really tough days ahead but hope the memories will pull you through. You’re not alone, all your friends are here for you.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Diana Durbin

  • Amy
    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys, and your mom.

  • Amy, Michael and Christopher and all the Dailey family – my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers: I am so sorry for your loss! May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days to come!
    Bonnie Beeman

  • E and Family,
    Janice and I are so sorry for the loss of Dick. He was and is a very special person who will be missed by so many. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and the family.

  • Evonne we are so sorry for your loss
    We will keep you and your family in our prayer
    Through this differcult time in your lives

  • Magic happens when two hearts become connected and memories can never be erased.
    Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting and take comfort in the love of friends and family. You all in in my thoughts and prayers

  • My condolences goes to the Dailey family. One of the most painful emotions we experience is grief over a love one who has passed away in death. It breaks into our lives with irresistible force, often when we are completely unprepared, and robs us of those we hold dear. However, we can find peace and comfort from God’s Word the Bible. Revelations 21:3,4 tells us, ” God . . . will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” What a heartwarming promise we before us!

  • So sorry for your loss!You and family,Friends are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Amy, sorry to hear the loss of your dad…know to look to the skies and know he’s looking down on all who knew him…God bless you ans your family….

  • Sorry for your loss. May god be with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Dick was a very nice, funny man. Will be greatly missed, always remembered.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Evowne and family. I will greatly miss Dick myself, he was a truly a great guy. -RIP

    -Tod Skeeter Metcalfe

  • Dick & I Have Been Friends For 50 Yrs. And At Times Went Different Directions In Life. But When We Would Run Into Each Other Our Conversations Would Just Pick Up Like We Had Just Talked The Day Before And To Me That Is Very Special. I Am Really Going To Miss My Friend Of 50 Yrs.Thoughts & Prayers Are With The Family.

  • My sincere condolences to all of you! Dick was indeed a prankster, and just so good at it! He was a great horseman. . from 4H days to Harness Horse recognition!
    His impish smile was Endearing to all ! All of the Wonderful things he did in his later years were truly done with passion. . . I know your loss is great. . .I believe Dick will want you, his Family and extended family, to carry on with his Charity Runs. .
    May you find Comfort and Peace, in the words his friends are remembering him with!

  • My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family! Dick was a true character, always had a good joke! I remember when the kids were little, we went to the farm for a cookout! He was telling Brittany that she couldn’t have hot dogs that she had to eat octopus! He was one of a kind and will truly be missed!

  • Will never forget the day dick took me SN ride that I never forget going fast oh lord. And party at farmstead with my friends. Everyone stay strong he always looking down on you all… big love and thanks..

  • We are better people because we met Dick – he will be missed from the Nova campground Port Orange Fl – we were new to RV park living and he made us
    feel at home and made sure we met other people – we felt he was the unofficial ambassador of the campground as he seemed to never meet a stranger.

  • So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He will be missed by all but please remember all the good times he gave to us.

    Marty Riggs

  • Kevin and family, you are all in our prayers. God bless, Julie Summerhayes Harper

  • We are so sorry for your loss Evowne and family. Though we only knew him through Farmstead, he was a truly sweet, generous and genuine man. The renewal of your vowels and the true love you could see in his eyes will always stick in our minds! Our hearts go out to you and yours, you will forever be in our prayers.

  • Evowne I am so sorry for your loss. Dick was such a great guy and I always enjoyed his jokes and joyful spirit when he came into our office. Very caring and genuine person and I’m very lucky to have known him. I will be praying for you and your family to get through this. With lots of love, Ashley Jobes