RANTOUL – Gilbert Dailey, 82, of Rantoul died at 8:45 a.m. Friday (Sept. 30, 2016) at home.
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at American Lutheran Church in Rantoul, with Pastor Tim Hubert officiating. Mr. Dailey will be cremated.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the American Lutheran Church.
Gilbert was born on Oct. 29, 1933, on the family farm in rural Seymour, Ind., a son of Mary Freida Dailey. He married Helen Cheek on March 16, 1962, in Rantoul. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Mark (Kelly) Dailey of Seymour, Ind., Sheree (Scott) Bussard of Armstrong and Robert Dailey (Tangela Brooks) of Rantoul; four grandchildren, Spencer (Kursten Glines) of Penfield, Slade Bussard of Armstrong, Hannah Dailey and Jacob Dailey of Rantoul; and a brother, Don Buckles of Seymour, Ind.
Gilbert was a U.S. Air Force veteran stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul. He graduated from Crothersville, Ind., Class of 1952. He was a retired employee of the Village of Rantoul electric department as a lineman.
Gilbert had also worked as a projectionist for Kerasotes Theatres.
He was a member of Rantoul Masonic Lodge 470 and Scottish Rites of Danville. He was also a member of Exchange Club and American Legion.
He was a licensed pilot and Experimental Aircraft Association member. He was a multi-year volunteer with the kids at the Osh Kosh Air Show in the Kid Venture Tent. He also worked at the Chanute Air Museum.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the American Lutheran Church, 500 Church Drive, Rantoul.
Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, is handling the arrangements.