Seneca White Deer is sad to announce the passing of long-time supporter Robert C. Dailey, Jr. Bob died recently at his home in Grottoes, VA. Bob spent a portion of his childhood at the Depot and was a frequent visitor to our program as an adult. His support has been an important factor in helping us during lean times and helping to establish our tour program.
Bob’s father, Lt. Col. Robert C. Dailey served as Executive Officer at the Seneca Army Depot from 1958 to 1961 and was instrumental in protection of the white deer that we treasure today. It was during those years growing up at the Depot that Bob's passion for preserving the former Depot developed. We dedicated the flagpole in front of the John and Josephine Ingle Welcome Center to Lt. Col. Dailey in 2018. Bob Jr. also served in the U.S. Army and had a passion for classic cars, golfing and bowling.
We’ll miss Bob and his dedication to our mission, and we wish the best to his wife Missy, who often traveled to the Depot with him and continues Bob's desire to help preserve the former Seneca Army Depot for the world to enjoy.
Bob and Missy attended the dedication of our new flagpole last year and posed next to the plaque featuring his father.