Country music legend Charlie Daniels passed away on the morning of July 6 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83 years old.
His death was announced in a press release:
“Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed,” read the press release. “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died this morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.”
According to a press release, Charlie passed away this morning following "a hemorrhagic stroke." He will be missed.
Later on the day of Daniels’ death, his body was transported to Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessean. The hearse received a police escort to the funeral home, and fans lined the street to pay their respects.
The Tennessean reported on the sight, saying “dozens” of people lined Mt. Juliet Road and “many were openly crying.”
— Dottie Parsons🇺🇸🙉🙈🙊 (@dottie_parsons) July 8, 2020
Daniels’ funeral and visitation details were eventually announced on Tuesday (July 7). The plans included/include:
- A patriotic-themed service on Wednesday (July 8) outside of Sellars Funeral Home with musical performances from Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, and Daryl Worley. The event was open to the public and included military honors and an aircraft flyover.
- A public visitation on Thursday (July 9) at Sellars Funeral Home from 10AM-8PM.
- A funeral service at 11AM on Friday (July 10) at the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
In honor of Daniels, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced flags in the state will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on the day of his funeral (Friday, July 10). Fox17 out of Nashville reported this news.
Since Daniels was such a devoted patriot, it seems fitting to honor him in this way. The flags at his Twin Pines Ranch were already flying at half-mast on July 7, the day after his death.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) July 7, 2020
When Daniels’ body received the police escort to Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet, the people lining the streets waved American flags as the hearse passed by. You can watch live footage of that below.
It’s still hard to believe Daniels is gone. He is dearly missed.