Tennessee To Honor Charlie Daniels With Flags At Half-Mast On Friday
By Blake Taylor
July 9, 2020
The state of Tennessee will honor late country music icon, Charlie Daniels with flags at half mast of Friday (July 10).
Nashville news station, WZTV Fox 18 reports, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that flags in the state will fly at half-mast from sunrise until sunset on Friday, also the day of Daniels' funeral.
"For me, I am most impressed by his legacy of faith," Lee said during a news conference per The Tennessean. "While he leaves behind a multi-faceted legacy, for me his legacy of faith rises above them all."
Daniels' funeral is set to take place on Friday (July 10) at World Outreach Church, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ahead of the service, a visitation will be held on Thursday (July 9) from 10AM to 8PM at Sellars Funeral Home in Mount Juliet, just outside of Nashville.
The country legend died on Monday morning (July 6) at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee at the age of 83. A statement from his publicist says he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, which resulted in his death.
Daniels, born on October 28, 1936, was known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated the radio with hit songs including his signature song, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia."
Over the course of his career, Daniels has received numerous accolades. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Additionally, Daniels was dedicated to helping causes close to his heart. He was a loyal supporter of the military and gave much of his time and talent to several charitable organizations including The Journey Home Project, which he founded in 2014 with his manager David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
In lieu of flowers, Daniels' family is asking fans to donate to the Journey Home Project. Donations can be made online or by mail (17060 Central Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090) and floral arrangements can be sent to Sellars Funeral Home.
Daniels is survived by his wife, Hazel, and his son Charlie Daniels Jr.
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