David Brent Dailey
David Brent Dailey, 59, of Springfield, died at 10:45am, Sunday, November 8, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born November 15, 1955 in Springfield to George and Kathryn Dailey. He married Diane Daniels Jenkins on June 4, 2010 and she survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dan C. Dailey. He has a sister, Beverly.
David was the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Civil Rights. He was very proud to be a founder of IDOT’s Student Professionals with Disabilities (SPWD) program, which provides an environment for young people with disabilities to be able to experience real work settings.
He was an avid Franklin D. Roosevelt and WWII historian and loyal Jets fan. When younger, Dave did stand-up comedy as Spaztik Man. His favorite activity was to spend time with friends. He was a 1974 graduate of Springfield High School and was on the Junior Varsity Wrestling Squad. He attended MacMurray and Lincoln Colleges.
David was a past Chairman of the Springfield Disabilities Commission, and served on the State Use Committee, Statewide Independent Living Council, Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, and several others. He was the recipient of the E. B. Whitten Silver Medallion Award from the National Rehabilitation Association in 2006 and the 2014 Employee of the Year Award from the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities.
Visitation: 3-7 pm, Friday, November 13, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home. A celebration of David’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Cerebral Palsy-Land of Lincoln, Animal Protective League, or to the Food Bank.