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James Daley

James Earl “Jim” Daley, 78, of Flaherty, KY, died Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Signature Healthcare of Elizabethtown.

Jim retired from Bell South Telephone. He was a member of North Hardin Christian Church. As a U. S. Army veteran of Vietnam and recipient of the silver star, he was frequently found wearing a hat to let people know he proudly served our country

He was preceded in death by a son, William Lloyd Wheatley and three brothers, William Daley, Johnny Daley and Pete Daley.

He is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Shirley Daley of Flaherty ; two sons, James Wayne Wheatley (Kerry Ann) of Flaherty, KY and Matthew Ray “ P J” Wheatley of Harned, KY; four brothers, Whitson Daley (Mary) of Ekron, KY; Walter Daley of Irvington, KY; Marvin Daley (Theresa) and Mark Daley (Tammy) both of Flaherty; two sisters, Tiny Bowen of Vine Grove and Barbara Powell (Barry) of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren, James Earl Wheatley, Brandi N. Laughner, Sarah M. (Logan) Hertel, Dustin R. Wheatley, Levi R. Wheatley; three great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Tom Blackburn (MaryAnne) and Donnie Hopkins (Linda) ; two sister-in-laws, Bonnie Daley and Sandra Daley both of Ohio; Donna Hopkins who was like a daughter; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, with Bro. Ronald Hockman and Bro. Thomas Blackburn officiating. The burial with military honors will follow at Bethany Memorial Cemetery in Valley Station, KY.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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