Roy Everett Daniels Jr., 85, died Wednesday, June 13, 2011, at Kabul Nursing Home.
He was born June 17, 1925, in Hazel Green, son of Roy E. and Edith Johnson Daniels. He and Edith Neal were married June 2, 1946, at the Neal family farm in Success.
He grew up in the Plato and Roby areas. He attended school at Plato until transferring his junior year to Houston High School. He graduated in 1943.
He was saved at an early age and was a charter member of the Roby Baptist Church. He served in various roles, including treasurer, trustee and deacon. In the mid 1970s, he and his wife moved their church memberships to Success Baptist Church. He continued to serve there as a deacon until 1990, when he and his wife moved to Mountain Grove. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Mountain Grove.
He worked at International Shoe Company in Houston for many years until factory closed. He then worked in the commissary and in petroleum distribution at Fort Leonard Wood. He retired from civil service alongside his wife in July 1987.
He loved working on the farm with his beef cattle and traveling to the southwest and Georgia to visit family. He loved southern gospel music and made annual trips to Arkansas to the Brumley Music Sing. He also enjoyed blue grass music.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and Scottish rite.
He enjoyed politics and reading newspapers and magazines, especially about government happenings and developments. He loved his family and enjoyed family gatherings.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Jean Daniels and
Survivors include his wife, Edith of the home in Mountain Grove; two daughters, Judy Barton of Success and Lea Ann Daniels of the home; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Daniels of Dittmer and Robert Daniels of Lebanon; and two sisters, Patricia Knudten of California and Janice Smith of Springfield.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Evans Funeral Home. Services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Roby Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Lane Cemetery in Success.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons or the American Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfh.com.