LIMA — Roosevelt "Rhode" Daniel, 80, was called into the presence or the Lord 1:45 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Van Wert Hospice Center.
He was born February 23, 1934 in Tomahawk, KY to the late John & Esta (Cheek) Daniels. In August of 1961 he married Mary L. (Woodard) Daniel, who preceded him in death on February 9, 1999.
Rhode was a Veteran of the United States Army. He retired in May of 2000 from General Motors Power Train Division, Defiance, OH. Mr. Daniel loved his dogs, Eddie, Jake, Rose, and Zsa Zsa.
He was blessed with three children, Tamera J. (Vincent) Warney, of Fort Wayne, IN, Michelle Lynn (John) Baker, of Ohio City, and Derrick A. (Mark Lugibihl Jr.) Lugibihl-Daniel, of Lima; grandchildren, Andrew J. (Lila) Cooper, of Montezuma, Elizabeth D. (Ross) Knueven, of Ottoville, Caleb Baker, of Ohio City, and Kaitlyn Jo Warney, of Fort Wayne, IN; great grandchildren, Kolton Knueven, and Braden Cooper; brother, Ernest (Shuba) Daniels, of Paulding, sister, Ethel (Harry) Turner, of Fort Wayne, IN, brother, Thomas (Phyllis) Daniels, of Fort Wayne, IN; brother-in-law, Douglas DeLong, of Paulding, and sister –in-law, Sharon Daniels, of Silver Springs, FL.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice DeLong, and 2 brothers, Douglas Daniels, and Howard Daniels.
services will begin 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2014 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Military rites will be provided by V.F. W. Post 1275.
Friends may call from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2014 at the Shawnee Chapel.
Condolences can be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.