DAILY, David Lee

A loving and gentle 59-year-old man from Dayton passed away on September 26, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with poorly differentiated neuroendocrine cancer, a devastating and excruciating disease. Born December 24, 1962 in Gallipolis, OH, son of Leroy and Mildred (Myer) Dailey. Predeceased by his grandparents, Wylie and Avis (Burchett) Dailey, Frank and Pearl (Honaker) Myer, and his father Leroy Dailey. He is survived by his husband Jim McCarthy, his mother Mildred P. Dailey, his sister Carol L. Smith-Dailey (Joy), his brother Dwight Dailey (Liubov), his uncle Larry Dailey (Shirley), his aunts Judith Dailey Lett and Norma Jean Myer and many cousins. Also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Bill and Monetta McCarthy, his sisters-in-law Monetta M. Roessler (Tony), Kelly C. Allgeier (Michael), Angel A. McCarthy (Justin), his brothers-in-law brother Tim McCarthy, Hiroaki Onda (Tomoyo). David is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, Jacob, Hajime, Emi, Mami, Rayne, Rachael, Ty, Rebecca, Johanna, Julia, Megan, Kaleigh, Eric, Catie, Makenna, Gavin, Tristen, Bridget, Hunter, Alivia, great-nieces Ari, Dani, Aubrey, Dorothea and great-nephew Landry.

David attended Gallia Academy High School and Franklin University. He worked for Red Roof Inn and Fifth Third Bank before pursuing an entrepreneurial career in retail and e-commerce. David was a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and a smart Euchre player.

David and Jim met on 9/20/1997 and for the next 25 years lived a life of unconditional love. They exchanged rings in Kauai, Hawaii on 09/20/1999, and were married on 09/20/2011 in Washington, DC. Although it was not all fun and games, through life’s challenges they formed a united front, coupled by mutual love, respect and trust. They had an unabashed and loving acceptance of their relationship from both of their families.

Visiting Friday, October 7, 5-7 p.m. – Glickler Funeral Home, 1849 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH.

A service honoring David’s life will be held Oct. 8 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Henry’s Memorial Chapel in Calvary Cemetery, 1625 Calvary Dr., Dayton, OH, with Reverend Jason Alspaugh officiating. After the service, the family will have a private burial at the cemetery.

Guests are invited to lunch in the First Baptist Church of Dayton Community Hall, 111 West Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH. The family will join for lunch after the interment.

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