Neil Edward Dailey

neil dailey

January 7, 1938 ~ May 2, 2022

Born in: Clinton, SC
Resided in: Dacula, GA

Neil Edward Dailey, age 84, of Hamilton Mill, Georgia passed away peacefully on May 2, 2022, after a courageous battle of several years with COPD.

Neil was born on January 7, 1938, to Leonard Parker and Sara L. Mckenney Dailey, the fourth of five children. He grew up in Clinton, SC, and was very active in Troop 111, B.S.A. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and earned the God & Country Award. He graduated from Clinton High School and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Upon his return to Clinton he enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve where he rose to the rank of M/Sgt and retired as the base training NCO, 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins Air Reserve Base in 1998. He married Myra Carole Bedenbaugh in 1960 and took a job in Dublin, GA as a District Scout Executive. As his family grew, he moved with his family to Columbus, GA where he took a job in the moving/relocation industry. Later, he and his family moved to Alpharetta, GA with the moving business. There he was active in several different civic clubs and organizations in the Atlanta area as well as the Air Force Reserve. He retired from Suddath International in his early seventies.

Neil was a “people person” and there was no greater enjoyment for him than to engage in conversations and social gatherings with friends, former classmates and family and listen to stories and life experiences of others. He particularly enjoyed humorous stories of others and was an accomplished storyteller in his own right.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Frank Dailey and George Dailey of Clinton, SC. He is survived by his sister Martha D. Goode, brother Joseph P. Dailey, former wife Carole, son Robert Edward Dailey, daughter Joan Ellen D. Towles (Doyle), and son Charles Scott Dailey. His grandchildren whom he adored are Meredith Dailey, Parker Towles and Ruby Grace Dailey.

Friends of the family may pay their respects at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel Saturday, May 7 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

A private interment service will take place later in Clinton SC at Rosemont Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the COPD foundation at, the American Diabetes Association at, or the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at


Visitation: May 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. Neil was one of my good friends at Clinton High School. He was my first date to a Boy Scout Party: he was 14; I was 13. He was a great guy.
    My deepest sympathy to his family.
    Emily Bailey

  2. Uncle Neil was a great Uncle ! When Len, Don and I were youngsters, we would ride the Silver Comet to Atlanta to visit Uncle Neil, Aunt Carole, Bob, Joan and Scott. Uncle Neil would take us to see the Atlanta Braves . At one game in particular, I was able to get a Hank Aaron foul ball . I still have it. I will always remember Uncle Neil’s humor and of course his stories.

  3. CandleImageOver the years Neil has become a big part of our family. Many holidays Neil would come visit with us and watch many sports games with us. I have a feeling he became a Michigan football fan because of our family.
    Thank you Neil for watching our pups for us over the years. They loved you as much as you loved them.
    You will be truly missed and will hold a special place in our hearts.

  4. I never got the chance to meet mr. Neil. I have the best job of taking care of his best friend from high school. I loved listening to mr. Neil and Mr. Jesse on the phone. Mr. Neil’s laugh always made me smile. If they were on the phone when I’d leave at night mr Neil would always say, “now you behave So Jesse doesn’t have to bail you out.” I want to send so much love to the family. Just remember his sweet laugh and he won’t be far away.

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