|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1925|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 2013|
Theadore Edwin Daily, age 88, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Morningside of Springfield. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Dr. Tommy Crunk and Brother Eric Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Robertson County Memorial Gardens with Rodney Henley, Jason Murdoch, George Murdoch, Lewis Winn, III, Jordan Vaughn, Nathan Vaughn, Kaleb Vaughn, Daniel Ashburn, Michael Ashburn and Sawyer Hilliard serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 4-8pm and again Sunday from noon until the hour of service.
Mr. Daily was born on June 8, 1925 in Lebanon, Oregon to the late Edwin Daily and Amy Parsons Daily. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from December 1943 to 1945. He helped set up the U.S. Navy Hospital on Banika Island about 15 miles east of Guadal Canal in the Pacific. Ted was a retired Optician from Cumberland Optical Company that he and a partner owned and started in 1959. There in Nashville he became a successful and very respected businessman. He was inducted as a Shriner in 1966. He and his devoted wife, Frances, were married 49 years and were always a fun-loving couple, enjoying family and friends. He was a born-again Christian and member of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield.
In addition to his parents Mr. Daily is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Traughber Daily, his son, Ronnie Daily, his daughter, Darlene Henley, granddaughter, Michelle Daily and three sisters, Alice Julia and Ilene. He is survived by his son, Ed Daily of Murfreesboro, TN; daughters, Linda (Ki) Robinson of Taft, TN, Diane (Craig) Murdoch of Flintville, TN and Sherry (Lewis) Winn of Fayetteville, TN; step-daughter, Linda (Billy) White of Springfield; brother, Bud Daily of Lebanon, OR; sister, Brenda O'Leary of Lebanon, OR; grandchildren, Lisa Gore, Rodney Henley, Wendy Cocke, Jason Murdoch, Rhonda Murdoch, George Murdoch, Camren Robinson, Lewis Winn, III, Ashley Winn, Michele Vaughn, Melanie Kirby and Stephanie Hilliard; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.
Mary Frances Traughber Daily (1926 - 2010)
Springfield Memorial Gardens
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