Pastor John W. Daniel, Sr.


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Pastor John W. Daniel, Sr., 80, of 15786 State Route 66, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 12:30 P.M. Friday, December 21, 2012, at Saint Rita's Medical Center, Lima. 

He was born January 23, 1932, in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Willie Lee and Icy Mae (Partin) Daniel.

He married Pauline Rhodes on January 13, 1951, and she survives at the residence. 

He is also survived by his four children: Laban (Kathy) Daniel of Saint Marys; Pastor Alva (Cheryl) Daniel of Saint Marys; Sandra (David) Stammer of Blanchester, Ohio; Edmund (Carmen) Daniel of Saint Marys; by 10 grandchildren: Michael Daniel; Meggan Daniel Yahl; Sean Daniel; Christopher Burns; Bradley Burns; Priscilla Laws; Stacy Schoen; Zachary Daniel; Tyler Daniel; Cody Daniel; by 27 great-grandchildren; by his siblings: Beatrice Daniels of Lafayette, Indiana; James Daniel of Louisville, Kentucky; Jerleen Mason of Pineville, Kentucky; Hazel Roark of Pineville, Kentucky; Jerry Daniel of Lafayette, Indiana; by four half-sisters: Bertha Buis; Francis Chandler; Beulah Limkin and Patty Jo Davis. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; by three children: Icy Yvonne Daniel; John W. Daniel, Jr;  Benjamin Lee Daniel; by two grandsons Brian Daniel and Edmund Lee Daniel, Jr; by a great-grandson, Jesse Daniel; by his siblings: Willie Lee Daniel, Jr; Sarah Jane Gibson; Hershel Daniel and Charles Daniel.

Pastor Daniel retired from White-New Idea Corporation. He was the pastor of the Saint Marys Missionary Baptist Church in Saint Marys for many years. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and sports. He especially love spending time with his grandchildren. 

Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, Ohio, Pastor Terry Brock, officiant. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to Saint Marys Missionary Baptist Church.