Lawrence Harry "Papaw" Dailey
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
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!
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.
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.
What a delightful person and good Christian man. He was a terrific teacher and coach.
Larry and Niki Sanders