Paul J Dailey
CMSgt Paul J Dailey, USAF, Ret., 93, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2022, at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Born on March 23, 1929, in Eureka, CA, he served 20 years in the US Air Force from 1948 to 1968 performing and managing air craft maintenance with tours in both Korea and Vietnam, attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in 1962.
He is survived by Lynne, his wife of 38 years, son Chuck Dailey (Merald), daughter Sharron Verlinda, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and his sister Harriet Dailey. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul A and Sarah J (McElrea) Dailey, his brothers George Dailey and Roy Dailey, his daughter Janet Berry, and his first wife Jean (Jensen) Crowley.
Military service runs in Paul’s family with his son Chuck having served in the Army, his daughter Janet and her son having served in the Air Force. Paul’s father served in both the Army and Marines, his brother George served in the Army and Paul has an ancestor that traces back to service in the Civil War.
Following his military retirement, Paul moved to Washington state where he worked as a real estate appraiser for Snohomish County, WA and then for a regional bank in Oak Harbor, WA. After his final retirement, Paul and Lynne traveled in their motor home for two years before settling down and making Las Vegas their new home in 2003.
Over the years Paul enjoyed, gardening, camping, fishing, and reading. He could fix just about anything and, until the last few years, always had some kind of project going.
Paul’s ashes will be interred at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada.