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Charlie Daniels Funeral Plans Get Announced

by Hunter Miller
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The Charlie Daniels funeral services will be held at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro on Friday. The Country Music Hall of Fame member passed on Monday at Summit Medical Center. He died from a hemorrhagic stroke at age 83.

The Mt. Juliet Police Department plans to help with security and traffic for the event. “The public should anticipate increased traffic around the N. Mt. Juliet Road and Division Street intersections while the events are underway,” the authorities said.

For those hoping to attend, the family invites fans and friends to an open invitation. The visitation lasts from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Sellars Funeral Home.

On Wednesday night, visitors can attend a patriotic-themed service held outside the funeral home. According to WSMV, the service features a number of stars such as Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, and Daryl Worley.

During Friday’s funeral, the open service features honors from the military and an aircraft flyover. In addition to the military, Mt. Juliet Police Department will assist with traffic and security for the event. According to officials, “local law enforcement Honor Guards will perform a casket watch throughout the visitation.”

Daniels leaves behind his wife, Hazel, in addition to his son, Charles William Daniels. In lieu of flowers, Daniels’ family requests contributions go to The Journey Home Project. The legendary musician and his manager David Corley founded the organization in 2014.

Donate to The Journey Home Project via web or by mail. Furthermore, all floral arrangements for the Charlie Daniels funeral can be sent to Sellars Funeral Home.

Charlie Daniels Death: Celebrities React

Daniels, most known for “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” passed earlier this week. His publicist, Don Murry Grubbs, confirmed the news this past Monday morning to the Tennessean.

Since his death, a number of celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to Daniels. In addition to country music stars and his fans, President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences.

“We will miss GREAT Country Rocker, Charlie Daniels, who passed away yesterday in Hermitage, Tennessee,” President Trump wrote. In conclusion, he tweeted, “My condolences to his wife Hazel, and their family. Charlie is in my thoughts and prayers. I love his music!”