Obituary: Harold Daniels

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Harold Daniels, 82, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home following an extended illness with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

Mr. Daniels was born in Maury County and was a son of the late Clarence Filmore and Nelle Hardy Daniels. He was a member and former Elder of Church Street Church of Christ in Lewisburg. In 1994, Mr. Daniels retired after 39 years as the Farm Bureau Insurance Company representative for Marshall County. He was very active in civic life including: a 54-year member of the Chapel Hill Lions Club for which he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Lions Club member; former member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank/Bank of America, Lewisburg; member of the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association; former Board of Directors member of the Tennessee Children's Home in Spring Hill; member and former President of Marshall County Chamber of Commerce; and a breeder of Tennessee Walking Horses.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Daniels of Chapel Hill; two daughters, Lynn (Don) Henderson of Brentwood and Nancy (Richard) Morrison of Franklin; son, David (Lori) Daniels of Chapel Hill; sister, Waltzie Jones of California; brother, Ralph (Jane) Daniels of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Austin (Jennifer) Henderson, Heather (Matt) Jones, Katie (Heath) Newton, and Neal Morrison.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 7, at Church Street Church of Christ with Bill Tankersley officiating, followed by burial in Swanson Cemetery.

Ralph Daniels, David Daniels, Don Henderson, Austin Henderson, Matt Jones, Heath Newton, Neal Morrison and Richard Morrison served as active pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Coble, Joe Lancaster, Kenneth Broyles, James Woodward, Blake Woodward, Tex Hopkins, Randy Curtis, Ed Daughrity, Sam McDaniel, Curtis Vandiver and Elders and Deacons of Church Street Church of Christ.

Special thanks to caregivers Deanna Woodward and Janet Dorman, Amedisys Home Health and Caris HealthCare Hospice professionals who were so loving and kind to all of us during his last days.

Memorial donations may be made to Forrest Alumni Association, c/o Ricky Sweeney, 1502 Hunters Chase Dr, Chapel Hill, TN 37034; Church Street Church of Christ Scholarship Fund, 305 West Church St, Lewisburg, TN 37091; or Chapel Hill Lions Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Rex Whorton, 5319 Lunns Store Rd, Chapel Hill, TN 37034.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.