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Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home and Valhalla Gardens

3412 Frank Scott Pkwy West, Belleville, IL

OBITUARY

Thomas "Tom" D. Dailey

November 19, 1935November 16, 2019
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Thomas D. Dailey, 83, of Belleville, IL passed away peacefully on November 16, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Marion (nee Smolek) Dailey and is survived by his wife of 61 years, Linda (nee Hill) Dailey; children, Thomas Dailey (Susan Johnson) of St. Louis, MO, Kelly Dailey Hall (Alan Kamhi) of Greensboro, NC, and Michael (Melanie) Dailey of Rutherfordton, NC; grandchildren, Sean (Katie) Dailey, Benjamin Dailey, Hannah (Van) Dunklin, Lauren Hall, Connor Dailey, Matthew Dailey, and Caitlin Dailey; great grandchildren, Finnegan and Rowan Dailey; dear sister and brother-in-law (Marilyn and Steve Harvey; Tom and Karin Hill), niece (Mary Ann Hill), nephew (Steve Harvey Jr.) and friends (too many to name).

Tom was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, Osage Beach Elks Club, and past member of the IL Bass Anglers Association. He was a true family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Tom spent the majority of his career as a guidance counselor at Belleville West High School where his honest, direct, and compassionate approach had a lasting impact on the lives of many young people. When he wasn’t working, Tom loved fishing, boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Tom never met someone he couldn’t befriend and had the genuine ability to make connections with people everywhere he went. His humor, generosity, kindness, and wisdom will be forever remembered. Friends may visit on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 210 Main St., Shiloh, IL from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. Inurnment will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Shiloh United Methodist Church Building Fund at www.shiloh.umc.org/give or to the Belleville Christian Center, 104 S. 17th St, Belleville, IL 62226. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Inurnment Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Thomas "Tom" D. Dailey

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Kris and Julie Ninnis

November 29, 2019

Linda and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. You were the best neighbors, and we miss seeing you every day. Thanks for always looking out for us. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Kris, Julie, Kallie, Chase, and Kara Ninnis

Ronald Mitchell

November 29, 2019

Linda, I’m very sorry to hear the sad news about Tom. What a kind, friendly gentlemen. I always felt a special friendship with Tom and you. I’m writing because I as much as I want to attend his memorial, I’m not suppose to drive(TIA’s) I use a walker and pretty much confined to the house. I just wanted to contact you and tell you how special you both have been through the years. A special blessing to you and your family.

Ron ❤️🙏🏻

Jim Wiesen

November 28, 2019

Tom was an exceptional individual and educator. I had the privilege of working with at Belleville West. His passion for counseling our youth and supporting his colleagues will always be remembered.

My Thoughts and Prayers ………..

Jim Wiesen

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