DANIEL, BEN, JR.
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Ben Daniel Jr., passed away on April 9, 2014. He was born in Ocala, Florida to Nellie Owenby Daniel and Ben Daniel Sr. on October 23, 1924.
Ben is survived by his children Kay Daniel Wood of Ormond Beach, Florida, Marilyn Sue Daniel of Marietta, Georgia, Leslie Daniel Schapp of Ocala, Florida and Richard Ben Daniel (Christie) of Stephenville, sister Bet Daniel Mathis of St. Augustine, Florida; sister-in-law Rebecca Lyle Siegendorf of Stuart, Florida, brother-in-law Thomas Lyle, Jr. (Lisa) of Destin, Florida; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Pamela Lyle Daniel, his daughter Janet Laura Daniel Kinsey and his sister Barbara Daniel Stanaland. Ben graduated from High School, Class of 1942. He attended the University of Florida prior to joining the Air Force and serving in World War II and the Korean War as a Pilot. Upon returning from military service he continued to serve in the Air Force Reserve and retired as a Major in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University and his Juris Doctorate from Stetson College of Law in 1960. Ben practiced law in Ocala for over 50 years. He served as Assistant State Attorney for two years and was elected to Ocala City Council and served as President of the Council in 1967-1968. He was a life member of the Ocala Elks Lodge and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church.
A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3PM at Grace Episcopal Church, 503 SE Broadway Street Ocala, FL 34471 with Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Park 1515 NE 3rd St. Ocala, Florida. Flowers are welcome or in lieu thereof, donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County, Grace Episcopal Church or the Marion County Humane Society.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2014