Mr. John A. McDaniel, Jr., age 83, of the Snow Hill Community, died Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia. He was a native of Wheeler County and lived in the Snow Hill Community most of his life. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Earlier in his life, he worked with Delta Airlines as an aircraft mechanic and retired from Robins Air Force Base as a sheet metal mechanic, working on F16s and other fighter aircraft. He was a member of White Springs Baptist Church, the Senior Adult Sunday School Class, served as Deacon and sang in the choir. John enjoyed the outdoors, including moose, deer and bear hunting; he also enjoyed panning for gold, playing the violin, karaoke and sailing. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Charlie Jo McDaniel; parents, John Alexander McDaniel, Sr. and Audrey Hall McDaniel; twin brother, James Hall McDaniel; and a sister, Etta Lee McDaniel Henry.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by two children, Angela McDaniel Phillips and husband Pasco, and Mark A. McDaniel and Amanda Keelin, all of Snow Hill; seven grandchildren, Joshua Phillips and wife Ashley, Catherine “Katie” Meadows and husband Kris, Elizabeth Burkett and husband Bryce, Rebecca Phillips, Kole Alexander McDaniel, Madison Alexa McDaniel and Savannah Lynn; eight great-grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 17th, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Dr. Wayne Durden and Pastor W.R. Connell officiating. Burial will follow in the White Springs Baptist Church cemetery in Laurens County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475 or the White Springs Baptist Church, C/O Sharon Hart, 3911 Hwy 19 South, Glenwood, GA 30428.
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