Delbert Lee "Cigar" Daisey
1928 - 2017
Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. - Chincoteague
6327 Church Street
Chincoteague, VA
Delbert Lee "Cigar" Daisey

Chincoteague Island-Delbert Lee "Cigar" Daisey, 89, of Chincoteague Island, VA passed away on April 19, 2017. He was born on Chincoteague Island, VA on March 6, 1928 to the late Herbert and Emma Daisey. He was an award-winning and nationally recognized waterfowl wood carver whose work has appeared in the Smithsonian, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Chincoteague Refuge Waterfowl Museum, and National Geographic. Prior to carving decoys, he worked as a land surveyor and laying out rocket launch pads and roadways on Wallops Island.

Delbert is survived by his daughter,Brenda Harris (Jeff); Granddaughter, Stacey Hart (Rob); Grandson, Daniel Harris (Jennifer); two great grandchildren, Luke and Lily Harris; Brother, Herbert Lee Daisey, Jr. (Linda); several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Lee Daisey, Sr., mother, Emma Jane Daisey, wife, Lucille Daisey, grandson, Shawn Harris, and brother, Gary Bill Daisey.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 29th, 2017, at 2 PM from the Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. in Chincoteague Island, VA, with , the Rev. John Thorne officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chincoteague Ducks Unlimited 3912 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 2333 or CVFC PO Box 691 Chincoteague Island, VA 23336. Services entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. on Chincoteague Island, VA. Condolences may be made online at www.salyerfh. The family would like to thank the staff at Hartley Hall for the love and care they showed Cigar.

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Published by Eastern Shore News & The Daily Times from Apr. 22 to Apr. 27, 2017.
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My Grandfather was a friend, neighbor and student of Cigar. I always enjoyed hearing stories and seeing the beautiful work he did. He taught and gave generously.
Evan Foster
June 15, 2017
The 3 Mihalak brothers will miss you when we visit Chincoteague. We always enjoyed our visits with you. We've been coming to the island since just isn't the same place anymore....
May 2, 2017
I am so sorry for the family's loss. You may find comfort through prayer and God's loving promise found at John 6:40.
April 26, 2017
With condolences to the family of Cigar Daisy - one of the greatest decoy makers ever.
William Mills
April 21, 2017
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