John Leroy Dailey was born in Houston, Texas on September 27, 1958. On Wednesday April 11, 2012 at the age of 53, he passed away peacefully at his home in League City surrounded by his loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leroy Montgomery Dailey, Edna Strohmaier Dailey and his Sister Kathy Mayhugh of Abilene, Texas.
John is survived by his loving and devoted wife Kimberly of ten years, children John L. Dailey Jr., Carmela Cervelli Dailey, John Andrew Dailey, Ashley Nicole Edgerly, Jacob Montgomery Dailey and Kaidee Grace Dailey. Two sisters, Geneva Mata and husband Dino Mata of Houston, Texas, Susie Eileen Factor and husband Frank Fernell Glenn of Pasadena, Texas and brother in law Steve Wilson of Abilene, Texas.
John also has many nieces and nephews that survive him. Raymond Paul Hernandez, Cheryl Ann Hernandez, Nicola Noel Mata of Houston, Texas. Johnnie Lee Mayhugh, David Danny Dailey, Cutis Shawn Mayhugh of Abilene, Texas, Tiffany Cynthia Gonzales, Kristen Cheryl Factor, Frank Drew Glenn, Cierra Jade Glenn, of Pasadena, Texas
John grew up in the East End of Houston where he attended area schools. He played baseball for the Magnolia Park Pony League at Mason Park. John was co-captain of the S.S. Titanic maiden voyage. In 1975, John was a part of the International Space Mission to the moon. John went on to win the 1980 Daytona 500 in a Nissan. He moved to League City Texas where he was a devoted and caring father to his children. He was an active member in the PTA where he participated in numerous functions from bake sales, to fishing tournaments, to the Father Daughter Dances, which he gladly attended every year.
John received the Presidential PTA Award for his work on building,” The Habitat”, at League City Elementary School, which still stands to this date.
As his family grew, he fulfilled his life long dream of living near the beach when he moved to Galveston Texas. There he was able to enjoy some of his favorite pastimes fishing, boating, finding wallets, gambling, and laughing.
John will be remembered most for his love of family, his sense of humor, and his work ethic. He never failed to lend his help and talent to anyone.
His spirit will also live on through extended family and friends.
Pallbearers are John L. Dailey Jr. Joe R. Gonzales, Matthew L. Gonzales, John Paul Hernandez, Paul Hernandez, Phillip Vargas