KNOXVILLE, TN – Kevin Dwight Dailey, Sr., “Day Way,” was born a twin, on August 31, 1967 to Helen Marie Dailey and Charles Rodgers in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kevin took his heavenly flight on June 27, 2020.
Kevin was a member of the Austin-East Class of 1985. After graduation, he worked for Buddy’s BBQ for over 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his only son KJ, attending concerts and sporting events with his brothers, and Sunday dinners at his mom’s. He was a faithful member of Foster Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a part of the Men’s Bible Study. He was an avid fan of Louisville Basketball and Michigan Football.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul Dailey, George and Clarice Rodgers; aunts, Yvonne Dailey; uncles, Lyle and Clifford Dailey; and cousin Dennis King.
Left to cherish his memory: son Kevin Dwight Dailey, Jr.; grandmother Mary Louise Dailey; parents Helen Marie Dailey and Charles Sr. (Eartha) Rodgers; siblings James Sr. (Kathy), twin brother Keith (Danetta), Tiffanie Dailey, Gary Gamble, Charles Jr., Carla and Shawn Rodgers; aunts Charlotte Flemming and Gloria Dailey; uncles Robert, Anthony, Timothy and Doug Sr. (Kimberly) Dailey, and Michael Rodgers; nieces and nephews Ashley, Victoria (Courtland), Akeem, Kendra, Demarcus, James Jr., Dimiya, Chante, Aneisha, and Shawn Jr; 4 great-nieces and 3 great-nephews; cousins Bernard Waymon, Kellie, Sean, Doug Jr., and Terry Sr.; many other family and friends to include the Hinton and Geter families and special friends, Richard “Dogg” Johnson and Andre Keith.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, family and friends may view from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foster Chapel Baptist Church, 2101 Ault Road, Knoxville, TN. During this time, we will remain in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order #17 (COVID-19). Face masks and social distancing will be required. Flowers should be delivered to the church during this time.
A private graveside will follow with eulogist Reverend Joseph Tolbert.
Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283, or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.