Russell 'Rusty' Scott Dailey


Russell “Rusty” Scott Dailey, 45, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, made his entry into eternal life on Monday, April 19, 2021, after a short battle with brain cancer.

He was born on March 15, 1976, to Sabel Hooper and Ronnie Dailey.

Rusty had different interests over the years such as action figures, comic books and NASCAR, but the greatest of all was WWE wrestling, gospel music, Little Debbie cakes and Pepsi.

He was a sweet, wonderful boy who faced many mental and physical struggles through life but never really complained. Rusty was loved by all who knew him and words can’t explain the emptiness left behind.

Rusty was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Carlous D.O. Couch; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Dean Dailey; and step-grandparents, David and Celestine Hooper.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his mother and stepfather, Sabel and Dale Hooper; father, Ronnie Dailey; maternal grandmother, Eunice “Granny” Couch; stepbrother, Keith Hooper; stepsister, Natalie (Cory) Holder; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Candies Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Jonathan Kile and Pastor Stan Gibson officiating.

Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Cory Holder, Keith Hooper, Levi Couch, Dillon Simpson, Scott Hall and Lukas Hall serving as pallbearers.

His family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Rusty’s family extends a special thank-you to Hearth Hospice for his care.

The family requests that memorials be made to their passion: Candies Creek Baptist Church Shoe Box Ministry, 294 Eureka Road N.W., Charleston, TN 37310.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Dailey/Hooper family guestbook at

Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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