Eugene (Gene) Owen Dailey, Sr., 87, of North Charleston, widower of Colleen Rachel Peters entered into eternal rest Tuesday, October 19, 2021. His funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Rd., North Charleston. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. The family will receive friends for one hour, prior to the service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel.
For those unable to attend, the funeral service will be broadcast LIVE on J. Henry Stuhr's YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/OdZz9ZKdLt0
Gene was born September 2, 1934 in Altamont, SD to the late John J. Dailey and Margaret Talty. He was the second of eleven children. He grew up on the family farm, where he learned a strong work ethic that would endure throughout his lifetime. Gene was a graduate of Clear Lake High School, class of 1951 and a graduate of South Dakota State University, class of 1956, where he lettered in wrestling, an interest he would share with his son. Gene was married to his wife, Colleen for 60 years and together they raised four children and the countless stray pets they brought home. Gene honorably served his country for 20 years in the US Navy, retiring as a Lt. Cmdr. in North Charleston, SC, where he made his home for almost 50 years.
In his civilian life, Gene continued to work as an electrical engineer for several companies, retiring from SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.) in 2014. His Irish roots were reflected in his love for Celtic music. In his free time, he enjoyed building computers and doing his own maintenance and repairs on his and his daughter's cars. He was a fan of boxing and track and field.
He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Dailey of Durham, NC and son, Gene Jr. and his wife Lynda, of Southern Pines, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Colleen and daughters Julia and Margaret.