MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) - The public will be allowed to pay their respects to country music legend Charlie Daniels.
Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry, passed away on Monday at Summit Medical Center from a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away on Monday morning at Summit Medical Center. He was 83.
An open visitation is being held on Thursday at Sellars Funeral Home, 2229 N. Mount Juliet Rd., in Mount Juliet. The visitation goes until 8 p.m.
“He represents a bigger picture than just one person individual I agree for his family as well because loss is always hard," Christy Carroll, who attended the visitation, said.
In honor of Daniels, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland ordered flags to fly at half-staff at City Hall on Friday.
Police will escort the body of Daniels to and from the funeral service.
Daniels' body will be brought to World Outreach Church, 1921 State Highway 99 in Murfreesboro, around 8 a.m. There will be no chance for the public to line the streets
The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 at World Outreach Church.
The public will be able to view the procession on the Mt. Juliet Road line from Interstate 40 to Division Street. Daniels' return is expected to happen between 1 and 2 p.m.
The graveside service will be private and not open to the public.
On Wednesday night, a patriotic-themed memorial service was held outside the Sellars Funeral Home to pay tribute to the country music and southern rock legend. The service included performances from Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins, and Darryl Worley as well as a flyover, military honors, and the playing of taps.
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Adkins said he remembered performing with Charlie last October. It’s a memory he’s holding onto tightly now.
“He went on that stage with incredible energy and he never phoned it in. That’s a lesson that any entertainer would take,” Adkins said.
When not at their beloved ranch, Twin Pines, Charlie and Hazel Daniels spent most of their time touring with The Charlie Daniels Band across the country. Daniels helped establish the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center on the MTSU campus. He was an active member at World Outreach Church.
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump tweeted about Daniels calling him, "a GREAT Country Rocker." The president added that he "loved" his music.