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Luther Olen DaleyMay 31, 1930 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 87)
Luther Olen Daley, 87, of Florence, passed away July 13, 2017 at home with family present. He had cancer complicated by a series of strokes.
He was a member of Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ and was born in the Porter Community south of Savannah, Tennessee. He grew up in Waterloo, Alabama and graduated high school from there. He then attended Florence State Teachers College majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. During the Korean War he served two years in the U.S. Army Chemical Corp. He has been a member of the American Legion Post 11 for 25 years. Following military service, he enrolled in The University of Alabama studying Chemical Engineering. He was hired by Reynolds Reduction Research Division and retired after 37 years of service. He also attended Northwest Shoals Community College for two semesters in wood working to improve his skills. He enjoyed this hobby and made several wood items for his grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Jewel and son, Perry. He has two wonderful grandchildren, Lauren Farris (and husband Stephen) of San Diego and Anna Daley of Auburn’s Rural Program. He also has a niece Belinda Williams of Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertie Daley and older Brother Bill Daley.
We would like to thank those who prayed, sent cards, provided food, brought flowers, did yard work, and visited over these last few months. A special thanks goes to Donna Hines who assisted the family faithfully and provided much comfort and great care for Luther. Alacare nurses and staff were kind and assisted during Luther’s illness.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the American Cancer Society or your local Animal Control Shelter.