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Mr. William "Billy" McKinley Daniels, age 84, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012 in Rocky Mount. He is proceeded in death by his parents Athalee and Mack Daniels, brothers; Harold, Charles, Earl, Harvey "Bo", Eddie and Robert, sister; Pauline "Polly" Cary and nephew; Gene Daniels.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Darwell, daughters; Debbie Hodges of Rocky Mount, Jan Daniels of Chesterfield, VA, Libba Daniels of Nashville, NC, his grandchildren; Michael Hodges of Greenville, NC, Daniel Hodges of Washington, NC, his great-grandchildren; Brandon and Victoria Hodges of Washington, NC. He is also survived by his sister; Lula Walker and 16 nieces and 5 nephews.
Mr. Daniels was known as a sweet, humble man, a loving and devoted husband and a patient and understanding father and grandfather. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a faithful member of Beulah Church of Christ and also a member of Dortches Ruritan Club.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in the chapel of Johnson Funerals and Cremations of Rocky Mountwith Daniel West and Chris Matchem officiating. Burial followed atRocky Mount Memorial Park. A lunch was provided by Beulah Church of Christ at the Fellowship Hall in Nashville, NC immediately following the service.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Sept. 2, 2012