(MURFREESBORO) Charlie Daniels made his last visit to the Heart of Tennessee on Friday (7/10/2020) with his funeral at World Outreach Church. The country music star and patriotic American died of a stroke on Monday (7/6/2020).
Patriotic broadcaster Storme Warren said . . .
Daniels funeral was attended by the "who's who" in country music: Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Darryl Worley, Tracy Lawrence and more.
An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and used this platform to support the military, underprivileged children, and others in need.
Former Navy SEAL, leadership consultant, and motivational speaker David Rutherford noted . . .
Charlie Daniels lived on his ranch in rural Wilson County, near the Rutherford County line. He attended World Outreach Church, often sang with the choir and loved being around people.
One young woman who first met Daniels when he was helping the Murfreesboro Exchange Club's "Charlie Daniels Rodeo" said, "Several of us were at this Twin Pines Ranch, it was nice but very homey. He made you feel at home, and even then had a grandfather feeling. You could tell he loved people."
Mayor McFarland had ordered that flags in Murfreesboro be flown at half-staff to honor Charlie Daniels, and as you entered and left the funeral--you walked under the giant Murfreesboro Fire-Rescue ladder truck that was displaying Old Glory.
Charlie leaves behind his loving wife of nearly 56 years, Hazel Alexander Daniels; only son, Charles William Daniels; adopted grandchildren, Evan Daniel Tubb and Ayala Grace Nowling; grandbuddies, Taylor Corlew Jenkins and Bailey Wheeler; as well as The CDB family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and LaRue Daniels.
The final resting place for the Country Music Hall of Fame member and Southern Rock pioneer was in Mt. Juliet.