Daniels died unexpectedly on July 6th from a hemorrhagic stroke
The funeral and visitation for country and southern rock icon Charlie Daniels is set for this week in Middle Tennessee. WSMV-TV reports that services will be held at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, TN on Friday, July 10th with a public visitation the day before in Daniels’ Tennessee hometown of Mt. Juliet.
Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins will perform to honor the life of Daniels. The service will be led by SiriusXM’s Storme Warren and pastor Allen Jackson.
The public visitation will be held Thursday, July 9th from 10 am until 8 pm at Sellars Funeral Home, located at 2229 N. Mount Juliet Rd., in Mount Juliet. Daniels was an outspoken patriot and law enforcement supporter. As such, local law enforcement Honor Guards will “perform a casket watch throughout the visitation.”
A public patriotic-themed service will be held tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm outside the funeral home with Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley and others in attendance. The event will also feature honors from the military including an aircraft flyover.
The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am at World Outreach Church, located at 1921 State Highway 99, Murfreesboro. Police will escort the body of Daniels to and from the funeral service.
Due to COVID-19, attendees are encouraged to wear masks at the visitation and funeral service.
Daniels leaves behind his wife of nearly 56 years, Hazel, son Charles William Daniels, adopted grandchildren Evan Daniel Tubb and Ayala Grace Nowling, grandbuddies Taylor Corlew Jenkins and Bailey Wheeler, as well as The Charlie Daniels Band family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and LaRue Daniels.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be addressed to The Journey Home Project, which Daniels and his manager David Corley founded in 2014. Fans may donate via web or by mail at 17060 Central Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090. Floral arrangements may be sent to Sellars Funeral Home.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died Monday (July 6th) morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee at the age of 83. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke.
In mid-June, Daniels announced he was postponing his annual Volunteer Jam until February 2021, due to COVID-19 concerns. The event will likely now be a tribute to its legendary founder that will feature The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, The Outlaws, Jenny Tolman, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Travis Denning, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Scooter Brown Band, The SteelDrivers, Pure Prairie League, 38 Special, The Allman Betts Band, Cedric Burnside and more to be announced.
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