Former Leon County School Board member Scott Dailey passed away Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
The 68-year-old died at home Wednesday morning surrounded by his family this just weeks after they walked in his name at the Relay for Life.
Scott Dailey was supposed to lead off the survivors walk, as chairman of the Tallahassee Relay for Life.
But he was too ill and his children walked the lap for him.
"It's devastating, just devastating. It's an overwhelming feeling to know you can't cure someone you love. It's a feeling of helplessness, but not hopelessness,” shares Dailey’s daughter, Scottie.
Dailey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last march. He underwent surgery and returned to work in July, but as Dailey contemplated running for a third term on the Leon
County School Board, he opted to step aside, and fight the fight of his life.
Dailey was well known for his quick wit and hearty laugh, comedic gifts he shared with the tiger bay club for years.
"He has such a great sense of humor, Scott was responsible for what the Tiger Bay Club was and what it is,” says Tiger Bay Club President Janet Hinkle.
And last summer, Scott was the subject of a rousing roast, a tribute planned long before he got sick, turned out to be a special salute after all. Scott Dailey is survived by his wife Sarah Anne, three children and five grandchildren.
Funeral services are set for Friday at 11 a.m. at Tallahassee’s Faith Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.