10th Annual Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Christmas 4 Kids Concert

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21: Charlie Daniels performs at the 10th Annual Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Christmas 4 Kids concert at the Ryman Auditorium on November 21, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/Getty Images)


Funeral services for Charlie Daniels will be held Friday at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.

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.

An open visitation will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home, 2229 N. Mount Juliet Rd., in Mount Juliet.

Police said during the event, "local law enforcement Honor Guards will perform a casket watch throughout the visitation."

A patriotic-themed service will be held Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. outside the funeral home featuring Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley and others.

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The event, which is open to the public, will feature honors from the military and an aircraft flyover. 

The Mt. Juliet Police Department will be helping with security and traffic for the events.

"The public should anticipate increased traffic around the N. Mt. Juliet Road and Division Street intersections while the events are underway," police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 at World Outreach Church, 1921 State Highway 99, Murfreesboro. Police will escort the body of Daniels to and from the funeral service. 

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. A few months each year they would spend time at their Colorado home, where they enjoyed snowmobiling and dining with friends.

 On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump tweeted about Daniels calling him, "a GREAT Country Rocker." The president added that he "loved" his music. 

Daniels leaves behind his wife of nearly 56 years, Hazel Alexander Daniels, son Charles William Daniels, adopted grandchildren Evan Daniel Tubb and Ayala Grace Nowling, grandbuddies Taylor Corlew Jenkins and Bailey Wheeler, as well as The CDB family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and LaRue Daniels.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be addressed to The Journey Home Project, which Charlie Daniels and his manager David Corley founded in 2014. You may donate via web or by mail, 17060 Central Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090). Floral arrangements may be sent to Sellars Funeral Home.