AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. Ernest F. Daniel, Jr., husband of Mrs. Ruby Rogers Daniel, entered into rest on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Doctors Hospital. Entombment services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Westover Memorial Park Mausoleum with Dr. Allan Smith officiating. Additional survivors include, his son, Ernest Wayne Daniel (Victoria Marie); one grandchild, Audra Elizabeth Tedesco (Larry); and three great grandchildren, Alex Tedesco, Hannah Tedesco, and Jackson Tedesco. Dr. Daniel was born in Millen, GA where he attended and graduated from Millen Public Schools. In 1936 he came to GMC and then continued his education at South Georgia Teachers College (now Georgia Southern), UCLA, and then Emory University where he obtained his BA in 1940. Dr. Daniel then attended the University of Georgia School of Medicine (now Medical College of Georgia), where he received his MD in 1943. He served a rotating internship at the Macon Hospital in Macon, Georgia during 1944. With the outbreak of WWII, Dr. Daniel served as medical officer at several naval locations stateside before serving the Pacific as a Beach Party Doctor in two attack transports and with Marines on Hospital Evacuation L.S.T. ,he then went on to become Port Surgeon of Saipan and ultimately Chief of Surgery at the Saipan Naval Dispensary. Returning from Military Service in 1947, Dr. Daniel established a General Practice in Dawson, GA, where he also was Chairman of Terrell County Board of Health and was Chief of Staff at Terrell County Hospital. He then moved on in 1954 to become the first resident in Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia, in which included six months of study at Yale University. By 1960, Dr. Daniel had moved into the practice of neurosurgery and continued in this field until the mid 80's though he took time in the 60's to attend and graduated from Augusta Law School with a J.D. In addition to his active medical practice, Dr. Daniel was the Chief of Surgery at Humana Hospital in Augusta and Chief of Staff, and in 1982-1983 served as President of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society. He has also served on numerous boards, including being a member of the Founding Physicians of Doctors Hospital in Augusta; and has been published in several medical journals. Dr. Daniel received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Georgia Military College. He served in numerous organizations and his professional organizations were: Member of Medical Association of Georgia, Richmond County Medical Society, American Medical Association, American Association of Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurosurgery, Georgia Neurosurgical Society and Southern Neurosurgical Society, Former active Staff Member of Terrell County, University, Doctors, and St. Joseph. His non-medical organizations were former Director of Terrell County Chamber of Commerce, Member of Stanley-Oxford Housing Committee (Terrell County), and Rotary Club of Terrell County, Former Member of Augusta Country Club, and Uptown Kiwanis. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, American Legion, Lifetime VFW At Large, Iron Bottom Bay Club, and Mystic Knights of the Sea. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the funeral home from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family at www.plattsfuneralhome.com Platt's Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809 706-860-6166
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Platt's Funeral Home
337 North Belair Road
Evans, GA 30809
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2013