Richard Eugene “Rick” Dailey

November 22, 1959 ‒ October 04, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Richard Eugene “Rick” Dailey, 59, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, October 4, 2019 at his home. He was born in Mansfield to the late Richard Edwin and Gene L. (Lewis) Dailey.

Rick retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.  He was a member of the Church at Chapel Hill near Mount Vernon where he was active with the choir and the men’s fellowship group.  Rick was an avid fan of the Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indians, the Blue Jackets and Ryan Blaney #12 on the NASCAR series.

Rick is survived by his wife, Joy Lynn (Combs) Dailey; son, Richard Aaron Dailey of Bowling Green; step children, Kurt (Heather) Miller of Mount Vernon and Veronica (Sherry Denney) Miller of Mount Vernon; step grandchildren, Laith Suliman, Remah Suliman, Amiera Suliman, Anthony Denney, Brittany Sparkman, Kennedy Jo Miller, Murron O’Neill, Moira Miller, Mahra Miller and Morgan Miller and 5 step great grandchildren; brothers, Jeff (Violet) Dailey of Mount Vernon and Keith “Skip” (Markettys) Dailey of Newark; several nieces and nephews;  uncles and aunts, Keith (Pat) Lewis of Alabama and Wade “Buzz” (Nancy) Lewis of Hamilton; special friends, Scott (Sherry) Brenneman; and the wonderful church family.

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his infant twin sisters, Connie and Gwenn.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Church at Chapel Hill, 7530 Johnstown Rd, Mount Vernon with Pastor Jon Whisner officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Church at Chapel Hill.

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  • Oh, Dear Friends —- What a shock. We watched the Dailey boys grow up. Rick has left us much too soon. The only thing that makes this loss a little easier is the fact that Dick and Gene and all of the family who preceded him in this journey, will be there to welcome him “home.” We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • So sad to hear of Rick’s passing. My memory of Rick was a kind soul on the school bus, at school and after, and a force to be reckoned with on the football field.

    I wish I could attend the services, but I am unable. Sending my condolences to Joy and surviving family. May the good memories of Rick lend some support and comfort to you during this very sad time. He will greatly be missed.

  • To all of Rick’s family: I am so very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure that Rick is celebrating in heaven with Aunt Gene & Uncle Dick, his twin sisters and all of his family who preceded him in death. I pray that God wraps you in his loving arms and gives you peace. Love to you all, Carlene

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Joy & family during this shocking loss of our cousin Rick.
    Such a joy to spend time with, always laughing. Always smiling!
    Now his Paternal Grandparents, his 2 paternal aunt’s & his parents welcome him home to Heaven.
    Although we have lost, there is celebration going on in heaven.
    Rest in peace Cuz, til we meet again

  • We both enjoyed working with Rick at M.V.D.C. he had a great sense of humor. He made my time working with him on Ward 2 a lot of fun. Scott and Julie Zimmerman God Bless his family they are in our prayers.

  • You will be missed Uncle Rick. I will always remember our times together spent at the Hartford Fair, countless races, Christmas Dinners and the cruise we took to the Caribbean. Prayers to Joy and Ricky as they mourn the loss of this great man.

  • Always enjoyed working with Rick and Joy he akways had a good sense of humor we always had so much fun at work .Rick going to be missed by all . Love you Joy

  • I am so sorry for your loss Rick was a good man. you are all in my prayers. i know you all have good memories of your loved one. Diane peck

  • Dear Joy & Family,
    I never worked with Rick but knew him from MVDC. He seemed like a gentle giant, soft spoken & so kind. He had to be kind & caring to have a career at the Developmental Ctr caring for some of the most vulnerable people on earth.
    God Bless his family with comfort & the love of family & friends.
    RIP Rick.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Joy, “Little” Ricky and all the family. There are so many good memories of all the great times working with Rick, going fishing and to Cleveland Browns games and Stock Car races. We’ll always hold these memories close to our hearts. Rest In Peace my good friend.

  • Such sad news to hear of Rick’s passing. He was such a big Buckeye fan and bought tickets from us for several years. Such a kind man and coworker. You have our deepest sympathies.
    Tom and Susie Fish

  • My deepest, sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with all of Rick’s family……what a loss. Ricky, I am so sorry, love you!!

  • Joy….you know whats in my heart…I love you and my heart breaks for you. I am so glad you have so very many good memories to comfort you…from the cruise to the ball games. Ruth and Phil.

  • Wow I’m sorry to hear of your loss joyce sending prayers to you and your family and his family during sad time

  • Joy and family hard to believe just saw him at the picnic, (I think he was feeling a little poor that day), but decided to enjoy one last hurrah. I always considered him a gentle giant wrapped in a marshmallow. I know he is up there with Jeff scheming on what to do for Michigan week. I’m so sorry he didn’t get to enjoy retirement longer and his marriage to you. Remember the good times. If you ever, need to talk, reach out and I will be there-been in the same boat unfortunately

    RIP Rick

  • Joy: I am so sorry to hear of Ricks passing such a good man gone way to early. Such a joy to have known him such a great person to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear this sad news. Rick was a great person. Such a kind person. He will be missed. Prayers to all his family

  • Such a great guy! We had a lot of fun and laughs in the old Rian Hall days. My deepest Sympathy to his family and friends.

  • To all of Rick’s family,
    I was shocked and so saddened to hear about Rick! I am so glad I got to see him at the picnic! We all have fond memories, he made us laugh and always had a great smile. He was a teddy bear, very compassionate! Hold on to your memories, they will help you through this most difficult time and times to come. May the Good Lord bring you strength and comfort! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rick is sorely missed. We were “Jake and Elwood”, going on a mission from God.
    Someday we will “get the band back together” dear old friend and Brother in Christ.
    Your weekly outlook of NFL and college football issues were hilarious.
    Your favorite line for a missed reception, “hit him in the wrong place, the hands” !!
    Boy , I really miss you, Rick.
    Joy and Ricky, thanks for sharing Rick with me , it’s been a great run these past 45 years! See you on the other side !!

  • Joy, we are so sorry to hear of Rick’s unexpected passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Mike (cousin) and Sharlene (wife)

  • Dear Joy and family,
    Prayers and deepest sympathy for you at this time. I was listening to Molly Skaggs sing “Ain’t No Grave” this morning and thought of you all. Love and God bless

  • Joy,
    So very sorry for your loss. Know that Jesus is right there beside you pouring out His grace, comfort and peace. Love you sister💕🙏🏻

  • Just heard, each time it makes me stop and thank God for my life his love forever lasting. God bless another 1978 alum.