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JACOB — Kevin L. Dailey, 60, passed away at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at his residence in Jacob.

Kevin was born on July 10,1957, in Murphysboro, to Houston Dailey and Alice (Bardmess) Dailey.

He had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

Mr. Dailey had worked for at least 15 years at the Illinois Department of Transportation in highway maintenance.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and liked to barbecue. He loved to ride motorcycles. He collected Native American artifacts. He used to go hunting.

Kevin married Bena Sue Ticer in July of 2002, in Murphysboro, and she survives.

Other survivors include three daughters Jennifer Bailey of Murphysboro, Heather Tackett and her significant other, Greg Beasley, of Elkville, and Rebecca Mifflin of Murphysboro; five stepchildren, Sherry (Kerry) Johnson of Rockwood, John Cox of Carterville, Allison Hickam of Murphysboro, Joseph Hickam of Vergennes, and Ashley (Mario) Riggio of Elkville; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mike Dailey of Elkville, and Dennis Dailey of Murphysboro; and three sisters, Karen Bush of Herrin, Vicki Evans of Murphysboro, and Kim Varnum of Ava.

He was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Black Jack; four grandchildren; one brother, Wayne; and his parents.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Pettett Funeral Home, with military services conducted by the Paul Stout American Legion Post 127, and visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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