Marlin Benton Dailey
Marlin Benton Dailey, Sr., 86 of rural McLouth, KS, died Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Pioneer Ridge Skilled Nursing Center in Lawrence. Marlin was born May 29, 1930 in rural Oskaloosa, the son of John and Myrtle Mae Harries Dailey. He attended schools in Oskaloosa until he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne division, where he was an Army paratrooper and a member of the first Special Forces/Green Berets division of the Army. Marlin was presented the Soldier’s Medal for Heroism on September 13, 1963 in Long Beach, CA, He served in the U.S. Army from August 1948 until his retirement in June 1967 in Newport News, VA. Marlin then served as a transportation instructor at Fort Eustis, VA, before moving back to Kansas in 1971, where he worked in agriculture and farming for the rest of his life. He was a life member of National Disabled American Veterans. Marlin was married to Evelyn Jean Baysdon on November 11, 1950 in South Carolina, she preceded him in death on March15, 1976. He is survived by two daughters, Debra Mae (Mike) Hauck, Rogersville, AL, Evelyn ” Marlene” (Rachel Duran) Dailey, Lawrence, three sons, Marlin “Ben” (Barbara) Dailey, Jr, Dublin, Ireland, Bruce Joe (Sharon) Dailey, Fernandina Beach, FL, and Michael Shawn “Mike” (Nancy) Dailey, McLouth, 11 grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews that he loved. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Nathan Dailey and John Eldon Dailey. Services at 10:00 AM, Tuesday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial with Military Honors at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Monday at Barnett Family Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Memorials to DAV/ Blind Veteran’s National Chapter # 1 or to Grace Hospice of Lawrence in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS, 66066. http://www.barnettfamilyf h.com/ Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.