Robert L. Daniel, 73, of Smithton, Ill., born Oct. 7, 1942, in Metropolis, Ill., passed away July 19, 2016, at his residence after a short illness caused by complications of pneumonia.
He was the owner and operator of Bob Daniel Lawn Care for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former member of the NRA. In his free time, Bob loved to ride his motorcycle. He also enjoyed trap and skeet shooting and hanging out with his shooting buddies. Bob was a very active man, after his lawn care chores were finished he would get on his bike or John Deere mower and visit many of the people in the neighborhood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Floyd Lee and Helen Louise, nee Weigand, Daniel; and a sister, Patricia Marie Haggerty.
Surviving are his loving wife, Judith Ann, nee Burnett, Daniel, whom he married on March 17, 1961, in Nashville, Ill.; two daughters, Sherlynn Ann (Steven) McKenzie of Avondale, Ariz., and Michele Lee (Thomas) Thomas of Palm Dale, Calif.; three grandchildren, Heather (Les) Stephens, Katelynn (Sean) Durham, and Kathrynn McKenzie; four great-grandchildren, David Daniel, Robert Ingals, Charlie Stephens Jr., and Lily Ann Stephens; a sister, Margret (Walter) Shankle; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions in Bob's name can be made to the family or to Heartland Hospice.
Per the wishes of Mr. Daniel, no services are scheduled.
VALHALLA GAERDNER HOLTEN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 24, 2016