Funeral services for James Lloyd Daniel Sr. (My Pepa), 80, of Willis will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel Mausoleum of Garden Park Cemetery with Rev. James Featherstone officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Montgomery, Texas. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2006 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home.
Mr. Daniel was born April 26, 1926 in Little River, Texas and passed away the morning of June 11, 2006 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 80 years, 1 month, and 16 days. He was the youngest of four children born to Ed Olin and Fannie Mae Brown Daniel. He snuck into the service when he was 14 to serve his country and was an ambulance driver during his term in the War. Maybe thats why he always drove so close to people on the freeways! I know he always scared My Mema to death. She darn near drove her feet through the passenger side of the floor board each and every time he drove.
My Pepa never met a stranger. He was always willing to lend a helping hand in any project or job that anyone had going. He loved spending his time fishing on Lake Conroe, and let me tell you he has caught some whoppers, some weighing over a hundred pounds. If you never made it to one of his fish frys, you missed a good thing. My Pepa loved to go to the Hill Country with his friends to hunt. He always came back with way more than just his share of deer! My Pepa loved to cook out on his HUGE bar-b-que pit. He could always serve up the meanest, juiciest BEST tasting bar-b-que you would ever want to put into your mouth. My Pepa was a gardener. He grew the best green onions, tomatoes, and okra there was around town. My Pepa loved to tell stories of when he was young and some of the crazy, foolish things he and his running buddies used to get into. He would always make you laugh.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandy Daniel Calhoun, her husband Mike and their son Mike Jr. Lloyd leaves behind his wife of 53 1/2 years, Ruthie Cookie Daniel; son, Rusty Daniel and wife Phyllis; granddaughter, Shannon Williams and husband John; great granddaughters, Sadie and Morgan Williams; grandson, Chris Mitchell; and great granddaughter, Mekayla Mitchell. Numerous other family members and friends also survive.