James W. McDaniel



James Willard McDaniel, 68, of Moore Haven, Florida, passed peacefully and comfortably with his family by his side at the Hospice House in Lehigh Acres, Florida on Friday, August 13, 2021.

Jim was friendly to everyone and enjoyed meeting new people at flea markets. An avid flea marketer, Jim was always buying beloved treasures, whether he needed them or not. Jim was a collector of many things and always on the search of new items. After his move to Florida, he enjoyed phone calls to keep up with friends from all parts of his life including coon hunting buddies and previous coworkers from his nearly 30 year employment with Arvin Industries Gladstone Plant. Jim also took pride in growing large, juicy tomatoes and tinkering in his garage.

Jim’s early homegoing will be felt deeply by his family and friends. Jim’s children; Becky Applegate (Seymour, IN), James McDaniel (Port Charlotte, FL), Aundraea (Allie) Henderson (Scottsburg, IN), Heather (Jesse) Law (Crothersville, IN), and grandchildren; Mallory Applegate, Franklin & Helen McDaniel, Alexis & Raven Schneck, Bladen and Prezlee Henderson, J. Owen & Ruby Law, along with his companion and favorite fishing partner Heidi Coffey (Okeechobee, FL) all remain to remember Jim’s life.

Jim was welcomed home by many members of his family. Jim’s father and mother (John Henry & Nannie (Elton) McDaniel) and siblings, Corinna McDaniel, Sophia (Susie) McDaniel, Granville Pearl, Charles, George, William, John D., Roscoe, Kenneth, Ray, Clarence, and Joe McDaniel proceeded him in death departing this earth.

Jim’s life will be remembered on Monday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus, Indiana. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg, IN. Friends and family may call for visitation on Sunday, August 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.at the funeral home. Additional calling will be one hour prior to the service on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Gifts in honor of Jim’s memory may be submitted to Hope Hospice of Southwest Indiana, Mayo Clinic, or Special Olympics Indiana Jackson County.

To leave an online condolence for Jim’s family, visit www.Myers-Reed.com.

Myers-Reed Chapel is serving the McDaniel family.

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