Lawrence Harry "Papaw" Dailey
My heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Coach Dailey - he was my coach at Copperas Cove in 1965 in football and track. Rest in peace Coach.
I was fortunate to be coached in both football and track by Coach Daily. I always smile a little bit when I think back to those those years and Coach Daily.
I woke up this morning thinking of Coach Dailey. I have not seen him in years and my interaction with him was limited to only a few years while I was a student at Leander High School and a few occasional family events. However, he's one of those individuals that stand out in my mind as someone I admire, respected and will remember. Coach Dailey was a kind and gentle man. He was well spoken, dressed casually and always appeared ready for teaching a class or hitting the football field. He would glide through life easily and when you were in his presence there was a calming effect that I cannot explain. He always had the right answers regardless of the subject. He was loved by those close to him because he had a very good heart and a gentle soul. I am very thankful for the time I did have with him and pray for those that feel his loss the most. I'm certain his place in heaven was reserved a very long time ago and he is looking down on all of us smiling with the same kind eyes and gentle heart he had throughout the course of his life. Thank you God for blessing us with his life and please look after him and have him look after us; as he would make a great angel.
Randal F Smith
Barbara, Roy, Darla, Cary and family...our love and prayers are with you all. Harry was a wonderful, husband, father, and pawpaw. How blessed you all are to have had him in your lives.
Coach Harry Dailey, Well it's been a week since your service and although you and your (our) family have been steadily in my thoughts, I'm just now getting them together on paper. I know you'd laugh because you laughed when I was tardy in spite of sending me to the office. You were just fair that way and the rule was, "in your chair when final bell rings, no excuses.." for anyone, ha even your son-in-laws niece. Same with homework, you wanted us to try our best and I loved that about you. I loved the way you made things interesting and I loved your humor. The following quote may be true I suppose “...that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” As a whole I felt incredibly inspired, elated and encouraged by you.
I witnessed a personal side of you at family gatherings that was such a blessing to all of us, and through private stories, that not everyone has heard, I learned the depth of your heart was as big, generous and loving as ever there could be. Our families meshed and grew, and time has passed. What an awesome legacy you have left us all and your family whom you put above all else, except your Lord and Savior. What beautiful memories for us to treasure. I only wish I could have been there for more of them.. Looking through pics though, I've reminisced about some of the fun memories captured when Cary & Serina were little and felt grateful to have been a part of your life.
Family: I Love you all! Coach Dailey, I will see you again for certain and I won't be late :) because it will be on God's schedule. My heart & prayers go out to all of those missing you. Danny, your Daddy would be proud of the way you delivered his eulogy. I know how difficult that must have been. Todd, your wife Leigh Ann touched everyone with her beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace. Thanks to the solitary gentleman sitting in the pew behind us singing out each song amazingly.. like an angel. It blessed & touched our hearts.. Papaw Dailey, we'll see you at the beach house in the sky where sorrow will be no more. 1 Corinthians 2:9