ATHENS, Ohio — Scott William Dailey, 65, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Scott was born on September 5, 1957, to Chuck and Shirley (Streets) Dailey in Athens, Ohio. He graduated from Athens High School in 1976, excelling in baseball and basketball. To honor his athletic skills, Scott was inducted into the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Scott graduated from Ohio University with a B.A. in business/advertising and an M.A. in sports business and administration. While at Ohio University, he was also a member of the Bobcat baseball team as a pitcher. Upon graduation, he began working in the OU Athletics Business Office and retired in November 2011.
After retirement, he joined his dad, Chuck Dailey, at WATH radio, where he was a DJ, sales manager, and host of Sentimental Journey for 11 years. Most recently, he was a radio host with TMCR Broadcasting at WAIS/WSEO, where he joyfully worked alongside his two special friends, Thom and Marianne Williams.
Scott was a kind, compassionate, and loving son, brother, friend, and uncle. He had a wonderful sense of humor, contagious laughter and persistent optimism. With love and conviction, Scott shared his Christian faith with anyone. Scott was a longtime member of the Athens Church of Christ, where he frequently led devotionals. As a son of a veteran, he was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion. An avid baseball and football fan, Scott enjoyed playing softball with friends and cheering for the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott loved our pets and was known to spoil
them with treats.
Scott is preceded in death by his father, Chuck Dailey Sr; his grandparents, Earl and Mabel Dailey, Eva and Gilbert Ator, and William Streets; and his aunt and uncle, Rose (Dailey) Chambers and Don Chambers.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Dailey; his brothers, Chuck Dailey Jr (Teresa) and Larry Dailey (Redina); his nieces, Becca (Zach) Coffin and Liz (Greg) Poston; his great-nieces, Annalee and Iyla Coffin; his great-nephew, Reed Poston; several special aunts, and uncles, special cousins, many longtime friends.
Visiting hours will be 4–6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. Zach Coffin will officiate the celebration. Burial will be in Clark’s Chapel Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Scott’s life. Donations in memory of Scott can be sent to Athens Church of Christ at 785 W Union St, Athens, OH 45701, or the Athens County Humane Society at P.O Box
765, Athens, OH 45701. Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.