Dayley Collett, 88, of Baltimore, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at his daughter's residence.
He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Elkins, W.Va., son of the late Douglas and Louvada Kesling Collett. He served in the Army during World War II in the 3rd Army, 28th Infantry Division and 109th Regiment.
Dayley was captured during the Battle of the Bulge, receiving a bronze star. He was a member of Pickerington Church of Christ and retired from the Columbus Post Office.
Dayley is survived by his son, Stanley D. Collett; daughter, Sharon (Jim) Adkins; grandsons, Tim (Besty) Smith, Stanley "Lee" (Millie) Collett and Jason (Joy) Collett; great-grandchildren, Taylor Smith, Courtney and Joshua Dalton, Mackenzie and Hannah and Rachel Collett; and many nieces, nephews and fellow church family.
In addition to his parents, Dayley was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Johnson Collett; daughter-in-law, Linda Collett; and all his brothers and sisters.
Service was November 25, 2008, at Pickerington Church of Christ, Pickerington. Interment was in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pickerington Church of Christ, 9645 Stoudertown Road Pickerington, OH 43147, or Hospice of Morrow County, 228 S. St. Mt. Gilead, OH 43338. Messages of condolence may be left at www.newcomercolumbus. com.