Maurice McDaniel, 66, of Miami, formerly of Inverness, died Dec. 21, 2012, in Miami. A native of Macon, Ga., he was born Sept. 25, 1946, to the late John and Buena Vista Purvis McDaniel and had been a resident of Citrus County since 1965. He was the former owner and operator of McDaniel's Nursery and Landscaping, Citrus Sod Company, McDaniel's Mobile Home Sales, A-1 Tree Service, Eagle Oxygen Company and Durable Medical Equipment.
Other than his parents, McDaniel was preceded in death by six brothers, Roy McDaniel, Thomas Garrett, Jack Rowe, Jerome, Billy, and James McDaniel; four sisters, Ruth McDaniel, Evelyn McDaniel Young, Gladys McDaniel Downum and Mary Emma McDaniel McAlpin; and an infant sibling. Survivors include six children, Maurice Thomas (Michelle) McDaniel, Inverness; Corey Jason McDaniel, St. Petersburg; Chad Bryan McDaniel, Coral Springs, Fla.; Rachel M. (Geoff) Banning, Hernando; Lacy Bartlett-King, Inverness, and Melissa; two brothers, John W. (Diane) McDaniel, Springfield, Ky., and Ray McDaniel; three sisters, Marsha (Don) Cook, Hernando, Fay McDaniel, and Patricia Lindsey; 14 grandchildren; and his former wife, Gail Savary-Bouchard.
A Celebration of Maurice's life will be conducted from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan 11, 2013, with his brother, the Rev. John McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Fletcher Cemetery, Alapaha, Ga.
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