John D. Daniels, 66, of Auburndale, Florida, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 in Rittman. He was born August 20, 1946 in Hazy, West Virginia, to Pat H. and Laura A. (Tolliver) Daniel and formerly lived in Wadsworth and Lodi.
He graduated from Marsh Fork High School in 1964. John was a machine and crane operator at the G.M. Plant in Parma for 31 years until retiring in 1998. He was a member of UAW Local 1005, Medina Masonic Lodge, American Legion in Winter Haven, Florida and was a member of the Disabled American Veteran’s and enjoyed golfing, football and baseball. He was U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1964-1967.
Surviving are his wife, Judy Daniels; children, William J. Daniels of Wadsworth, Lisa G. (Charlie) Crouch of Rittman and John D. (Tracy) Daniels, Jr. of Medina; grandchildren, Brandon, Shelby, Morgan, Keegan and Megan Daniels and Connor Crouch; brothers, Pat (Terry) Daniel of Taylorsville, North Carolina and Mickey (Elva) Daniel of Edwight, West Virginia; sister, Sheila (Steve) Cantley of Dry Creek, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Local friends may call from 2 to 5 P.M., Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman. Funeral services will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home in Whitesville, West Virginia, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 with calling hours Tuesday evening, August 13, 2013.
For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Support Group of Wayne County, c/o Nancy Jordan, 147 S. Mill St., Smithville, OH, 44677.