Cover photo for Charlie Daniels's Obituary
1936 Charlie 2020

Charlie Daniels

October 28, 1936 — July 6, 2020

Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, bandleader, lover of God, Family and Country passed away Monday, July 6 in Nashville after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke.

Mr. Daniels was a major force in country and rock music for more than fifty years with hits like "The Devil Went Down to Georgia".  But his greatest commendation came as the leader of the Charlie Daniels Band formed in 1971. The group earned a reputation for recording outspoken songs with a countercultural bent usually championing the underdog. President Jimmy Carter invited the Charlie Daniels Band to perform at his 1977 Inaugural Ball. Many of the band’s songs grew more patriotic in the eighties and also more political with hits like “In America”, “Simple Man”, and “What the World Needs is a Few More Rednecks”.

Charlie Daniels was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hazel, his son, Charlie, Jr. and millions of fans across the world.

Deal Funeral Directors will be hosting a register signing Tuesday-Friday 9-3 this week for fans of Charlie Daniels to come by and sign. The book will be mailed to the family to show the love, support and impact he made on so many lives.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charlie Daniels, please visit our flower store.


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