OBITUARY

Michael Thomas Daily

May 25, 1975November 18, 2021
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Michael Thomas Daily (Spike) of Hudson, Indiana, passed away November 18th, 2021 after an extended illness. He was born May 25, 1975 to David and June Daily in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he lived until he was 9 before moving to Batesville, Indiana.

He was a devoted and loving husband to April and father to Brianna. He is survived by his parents from Myrtle Beach, SC, best brother and friend David Daily Jr. from Gulf Breeze, FL and sister Kimberly Waller from Lexington, SC. Mike stepped up for April’s children Brittany and Kyle and was a fun Grandpa to Dominic, Lucas, Wyatt and Maddox. Uncle Mike is survived by nieces and nephews Marissa, Morgan, Ian, Emma, Gianna, Matthew, Sarah, Drake, Ray, Abbie and Alicia. Mike was a superior athlete and wrestled since he was just 5 years old and ended up becoming the Indiana State Championship in 1992. This was the first state champion of any sports in Batesville High School history. Upon graduation from high school, he attended the University of Indianapolis on a wrestling/soccer scholarship and earned his BA in Education. He even competed with the international team in Japan and won first place. He played a lot of softball until retiring at 40 and switching to cornhole. He also was a great pool player, an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, hunter and fisherman.

Mike was loved by all, had a completely unique personality, beautiful blue eyes and was certainly one of a kind. The life of the party and you always knew if Mike was there. He had a big heart for everyone and would do anything for his friends. Myrtle Beach was his favorite place in the world and he visited every year.

A visitation for Michael will be held Monday, November 22, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Pine Valley, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, followed by a funeral service at 6:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.mccombandsons.com for the DAILY family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021

Memories

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Ron and Jane Kramer

November 22, 2021

We are so sorry for your great loss. We will always remember all the Batesville Club soccer games when only 8 or 9 boys showed up...Spike and Dave, the Lee boys and a few others. We all packed in the old van. Those boys played as hard and harder than a whole team and had fun doing it! We were so proud of them! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Mike's family.

Kathy and Bob Mattucci

November 22, 2021

We are truly sorry for your great loss. We have many happy memories of fun times shared with the Daily family in Batesville. It sounds as if Mike grew up to be very much like his Dad. We know how proud his family always has been of Mike's wrestling accomplishments and Batesville will always remember Mike when we see the sign honoring his State Championship. Our hearts go out to Dave and June and their whole family and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dean Mowan

November 21, 2021

I met you on a few occasions Spike and you will be missed. Dale Meyer introduced me to your brother Dave and our friendship will never end. April our hearts go out to you and your family.

Jim and Ruth Hutto

November 21, 2021

Mike always called me “rutty” and he always made me smile. He always showed genuine kindness and caring for everyone. He will be truly missed.
God Bless🙏 Heartfelt love,
Jim and Ruth

Dianna Earley

November 21, 2021

Jennifer Scherer

November 21, 2021

I knew Mike from my best friend Amy Richardson. Mike always made his presence known, he was so kind and funny. He had a memorable laugh, amazing blue eyes and one of a kind personality. Mike was the type of person you always wanted to be around and never forgot the time that was spent with him.. He was loved by so many of his friends and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Mike. 🙏

Rick Shadday

November 21, 2021

Mike was a great friend, let his memories live in all of us. Love you dude!!!!

Joey Daily

November 20, 2021

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