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Country Music Hall of Fame musician Charlie Daniels will be memorialized this week with a funeral service in Murfreesboro and open visitation in Mt. Juliet.
Daniels died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
A funeral for the Grand Ole Opry member and "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" songwriter is set for 11 a.m. Friday at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, per the Sellars Funeral Services website.
Nashville singers Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins plan to perform at the Murfreesboro service; country music radio host Storme Warren and pastor Allen Jackson lead the funeral.
Sellars Funeral Home will host a visitation Thursday in Mt. Juliet from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
"The family would like to dedicate a special thank you to the men and women of the United States Military, law enforcement and first responders, as well as the loyal and dedicated CDB (Charlie Daniels Band) fans around the world," an obituary on the Sellars website said.
Due to COVID-19, a news release encouraged visitation and funeral attendees to wear a mask.
The Daniels family will also hold a patriotic-themed memorial at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet. The event features musicians Trace Adkins, Tracey Lawrence, Darryl Worley, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and others.
Attendees can expect a military flyover and 21 guns salute to Daniels, said funeral home owner Judd Sellars.
"We will miss GREAT Country Rocker, Charlie Daniels, who passed away yesterday in Hermitage, Tennessee," U.S. President Donald Trump shared Tuesday via Twitter. "My condolences to his wife Hazel, and their family. Charlie is in my thoughts and prayers. I love his music."
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; son, Charles William Daniels; and Alaya Nowling and Evan Tubb, whom Daniels considered his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to veterans nonprofit The Journey Home Project.
World Outreach Church is at 1921 State Hwy 99, Murfreesboro. Sellars Funeral Home is at 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Rd in Mt. Juliet.
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