It is with great sadness the family of Joe Allen Dailey age 63, announces his passing after a long-term illness February 3rd, 2018 at Providence St. Peters Hospital in Olympia WA.
Joe was born to loving parents Henry James Dailey and Wilma Ethel Dailey (Evans) on July 28th, 1954 in Chehalis WA. Joe was one of nine siblings, Walt (Louise) Dailey, Bud (Glenda) Dailey, John (Ginnie) Dailey, Liz (Don) Vader, Barb (Mike) Craft, Bob Dailey, George (Shannon) Dailey, Sue (James) Bonagofski, and Jan (Ted) Lofberg. Joe was also an uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents Wilma, and Henry, as well as brothers Bob, and Bud.
In 1974 Joe married Sharon Rice. They were blessed with three beautiful children which he loved from the bottom of his heart, Thomas (1975), Daisy (1977), and Gary (1979). Sadly in 1986 Gary unexpectedly passed away in his sleep at age 6. Although this tragedy brought great sadness, Joe kept his faith until the very end that they would be reunited someday.
In 1997 Joe was given his first granddaughter Halie (daughter of Daisy), 2000 his first grandson Dawson (son of Thomas), 2002 his second granddaughter Rhianna (daughter of Daisy). Tom married Bobbie, who gave birth to a second grandson, Paytin in 2007. Daisy met her life partner Ryan who joined the family along with his daughter Erica who became Joe’s third granddaughter. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. He did nothing but love, cherish, and spoil every one of them.
Throughout his life Joe worked as a logger, cabinet maker, carpenter, and a forklift driver at a local sawmill (Cascade Hardwoods). These are just a few of the jobs Joe did for a living. In reality, he was a Jack of all trades and could do anything he set his mind too. When he wasn’t hard at work Joe enjoyed many hobbies, working on his mustang, and other classic cars, mowing his lawn, gardening, making sure the neighbor's goats didn't eat his roses, sitting under the sun, driving around on the logging roads and most of all spending time with his family.
On February 24th, 2018, the family is invited to Vader Catholic Cemetery at 12:00 pm to say their goodbyes before Joe is laid to rest. Afterwards family, friends, and anyone who was touched by Joe's life is invited to come celebrate his memory, followed by a potluck at 1:00 pm located at Vader Assembly of God.
Joe was known by many and will forever be missed by those who loved him. He is no longer in pain and is with the ones he has lost. Goodbyes are not forever, they are not the end, they simply mean, I'll miss you until we meet again.
Love you forever, and beyond.
-Joe Allen Dailey 7/28/54-2/3/18