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David Dailey – Sept. 7, 1940 – Nov. 20, 2019

David Dailey – Sept. 7, 1940 – Nov. 20, 2019

David Dailey, 79, a longtime resident of Springfield, passed away on Nov. 20, 2019 after a long battle with cancer, which he handled with dignity and grace.
David was born and raised in Steilacoom, Wash. as the eldest of three sons. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound and started his career at the Boeing Company. In 1967 he moved his family to Springfield to start a career in the wood industry which would span almost 40 years, ending with his retirement in 2005.
David was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to jazz and loved fishing, especially in Alaska, and floating the rivers in his drift boat. He also enjoyed telling his grandsons stories and joked with them at every opportunity.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia (Peatie) Dailey, his son Keith Dailey, his daughter Debra Barbisan, and his two grandsons Michael Barbisan and Matthew Barbisan.
David’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Jan. 3, 2020 at St Paul Catholic Church, 1201 Satre St., Eugene.
In lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County or the Pete Moore Hospice House. Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Funeral Home. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at



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