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Lawrence Harry "Papaw" Dailey 1933 - 2013
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Monday, May 12, 2014
Just now seeing this obit. I have many wonderful memories of Mr. Dailey as my World History teacher at Austin High School. He made history pertinent to today's world and showed me how to keep relating it that way. I learned to love the subject. His gentle humor and warm smile was priceless in a teacher. I also attended many football games and enjoyed watching them, always eager to congratulate him when they won. Those were the good ole days......May God continue to bless and keep his family in the future.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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.
Friday, August 09, 2013
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.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
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
Thursday, May 02, 2013
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.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
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
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Very sad to hear of Coach Dailey's passing. He was a rare breed of a great coach and a great teacher in the class room, on the field and in life in general. He always had a way of firing you up like no other coach I ever had. You simply wanted to play hard for him. Rest in peace Coach, going to miss you!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
My sincerest sympathies to the Dailey family on your loss. I always admired Coach Dailey--he was a wonderful teacher and a respected coach at Sealy High School. He even taught me Driver's Ed in an old Chevy with standard transmission; the car had no air conditioning and the gears periodically locked!

May you find comfort in treasured memories and peace in God's loving embrace.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I extend my sincere sympathy to the Dailey family. Coach Dailey has always had a special place in my heart since his time at Sealy High School, where he was my class sponsor and biology teacher. I think of him and the rest of you Daileys each time I pass the house on the corner of Hwy 36 and North 3rd Street. May the wonderful memories you have of him comfort you in the days ahead.
Monday, April 29, 2013
What a delightful person and good Christian man. He was a terrific teacher and coach.
Larry and Niki Sanders
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I will always remember Coach Dailey as a caring man. He treated us kids fairly and with genuine care Leander High was lucky to have him.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Thank you, Harry, for your service to our country.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We became Harry and Barbara's neighbors two years ago. We knew him as a kind and gentle man who would slowly but faithfully walking his dog around the yard. It was obvious they were old friends. We also admire Barbara's commitment and love for Harry. Fifty-Eight years! What a beautiful thing .
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thanks for everything coach... we will miss you!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I will always remember how professional and yet fun Harry was during our teaching years at LHS. God bless his wonderful family during this sad time.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Harry was one of the best young men to come out of High Island Independent School District. I remember the year he was selected Best Citizen. Harry had a great sense of humor. He was an
all round great guy. Several years ago at a high school reunion, he told me how surprised his college English teacher was that he knew how to diagram a sentence. She called him up to the board for a demonstration. When he proved he knew how, she asked him where he learned that. He gave Mrs. Thelma Meynig, our high school English teacher, credit. I was always proud to call him friend. Another Class of '51 graduate, Billie Bolin Jones
Friday, April 26, 2013
Harry and I graduated together, so many years ago. Use to dance down in Gilchrist, He was so full of fun and loved to play pranks. i send my condolences to the family.
Patricia Pennell McKinney
Friday, April 26, 2013
I remember all the good times in High Island and Gilchrist. Stories will be told tonight about you dancing at Windy's and Mitchel's
RIP good friend .
Friday, April 26, 2013
He was always one of my favorite people.
May he rest in piece.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Dear Darla, Danny and Family,

Please accept my condolences in this time of loss. I know many others from Anderson High who would feel the same way.

The very best to all of you, Mark Moore's family.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Coach..you will be missed. You and Mrs. Dailey were like second parents, always there when needed and called upon. So many of my childhood memories involve your family. I was so blessed to know you and your family.

I remember when Mom and Dad were out of town and A/C broken. Coach and Mrs. Dailey came right over to help. After a little looking around Coach discovered the drain line was block. He told Mrs. Dailey to open the A/C closet and he would run the garden hose through the drain hose to clean it out. So he stuck the garden hose through the drain hose and turned the water on full blast. It was clogged up alright and Mrs. Dailey had the gunk all over her...head to toes, as did the wall and carpet inside the house. We all looked at each other and just bust a gut laughing. They helped me clean up and promised not to tell...but of course we told, how could we not share that funny story that is so typical of Coach and Mrs. Dailey.

I'll miss you Coach. Mrs. Dailey, Darla, Danny, Todd and family, my heart is breaking for you guys! I love you all and you are in my prayers.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Darla, please give condolences to your mother and brothers from the Tolbert family. I remember you told me the story of the courage and love your dad had when he reached down you brother's throat to retrieve a Barbie doll shoe he was choking on. I often wonder if I could have done such a heroic thing.
Friday, April 26, 2013
"Hey, Harry", you will be missed.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Darla, wow it has been years. So sorry for this great loss. When we were children I remember that you told me the story of how your dad saved one of you 3 kids after you choked on a Barbie doll shoe. I always thought about that and wondered what amazing courage and love that must have taken to reach down the throat to save you child's life. God grant you peace.
Friday, April 26, 2013
What a great and wonderful man, he was a major force in shaping me and my military career,Thanks Coach Dailey
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