Date of Death: June 24, 2020

Service Details

Visitation will be held at Hohner Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Dan Lane officiating.

Graveside interment of cremains will be conducted by Pastor Edward Ross and military honors will be held following the service at Riverside Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Patrick B. Dailey, 83, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Patrick was born May 25, 1937 in Three Rivers, the son of John Preston and Anna Mary (Smith) Dailey.

He graduated from Mountain View High School in Arkansas with the Class of 1959. He served in the United States Air Force for four years, and worked as an Inspector at Armstrong International, retiring in 1999 after 33 years of service.

Patrick was a member of Ninth Street United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School and served as an usher and trustee.

His many hobbies included working with wood, camping, taking long walks, bluegrass concerts, spending time with family, and square dancing. He collected model trains and was an aircraft enthusiast.  Patrick’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life and he cherished time with them always.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Norma Jean (Ely) Dailey, whom he married on August 14, 1966; son, James Dailey; daughter, Cheryl (John) Wittenberg; grandchildren, Ashley (Dusty Donley) McCann, Jonathan Kirk, Jessica Wittenberg and Alexis Wittenberg; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brayden, Jase and Delaini Donley; sister, Kathleen Dailey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

Additional Information

Memorials made in Patrick’s memory may be directed to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, Three Rivers Hospice, or Three Rivers Food Site in his name. Envelopes are available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of his arrangements.

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  1. I can’t begin to list all of the great memories of times spent with the Dailey family. Countless cook-outs and just times when we all got together. All of the times spent together make up a huge part of my childhood memories, and I’m so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I know, however, that he was welcomed with open arms into the gates of Heaven with a huge welcoming committee, including my dad. I hope you are comforted in this knowledge.

    • Thank you for the comforting words. I’m guessing who you are, and we told Pat that your dad would be one of those greeting him. We enjoyed all those good times,

  2. My deepest sympathy goes out to Pat’s family. I got to know Pat from working at Armstrong. He was always friendly and would stop and chat if I saw him outside of work. He will be missed by his friends at the monthly Armstrong retiree get togethers. So sorry for your loss.

  3. A cherished friend. We spent many wonderful times together and enjoyed sharing several vacations. Pat was a dedicated husband and family man. He will be missed. He loved the Lord and is now in his eternal home. May the Lord comfort Norma and the family and know t

  4. Love and prayers to you and your family. Norma Jean, I am glad that you and Uncle Pat had so much time together. What a blessing your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are.

  5. So sorry to hear of Pats passing. I know you said he wasn’t doing well but was hoping it wouldn’t lead to this. He will be missed. Not sure if either of us will be able to make the visitation or funeral due to work and time. Please know we are thinking of you. Hugs to you all.

  6. Our deepest sympathies to the Dailey family. Pat and Norma Jean have been our back-door neighbors for more than 34 years. When we moved into their neighborhood all those years ago, they immediately made us feel welcome. Pat will be greatly missed, may he rest in peace.

  7. Well my friend, previous co-worker, Armstrong retiree, how your friendship blessed us all, especially each month we were able to meet together in the Armstrong Retiree Connection. May God bring peace to your wife and family knowing you finished well, Sir! We will miss you, but confident we shall meet again in Heaven.

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