Richard David McDaniel Sr., 73, of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013. He was born November 3, 1939 in Salem to the late Claude Ellis McDaniel and Leona Beverly McDaniel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Carl McDaniel and a sister, Geraldine Conner. Survivors include his son, Richard David McDaniel, Jr.; his daughter, Tracy McDaniel Price and her husband, Troy; his stepson, Barry Dean Walker; his special companion for 23 years, Dorothy Green and her children, Trish and Dan; Donna; Jeff and Chris; his sisters, Geneva Huffman and Vivian Kessler and her husband, Sonny; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family would like to say special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice and to Debbie Perdue and Tammy Journell. A funeral service will be held at Oakey's East Chapel on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Derrow officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oakey's East Chapel.
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Published in Roanoke Times on Sept. 16, 2013