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Dao Dinh Dao

May 2, 1938 — September 15, 2023

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Dao Dinh Dao, 85, died Friday, September 15, 2023 at his residence in Columbia. A funeral mass will be conducted Friday, September 22, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Catherine Catholic Church with Father Daniel Reehil officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be extended at He was born on May 2, 1938 in Hanoi, North Vietnam to the late Huong Dinh Dao and the late Thin Thi Luong. Dao served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the South Vietnam Army. After migrating to the United States, he worked for General Motors for thirty years. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. Survivors include his children; Thuy Dao Le of California, Anh Duy Dao “Andy” of California, and Anh Trang Dao “Theresa” of Australia; grandchildren, Quyen Hartman of California, Nhu Brigitte Le of California, and Bella Truong of Australia; a brother, Vuong Dao of Mississippi.

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Catherine Catholic Church

3019 Cayce Lane, Columbia, TN 38401

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