J. Saxton Daniel Jr. - SAVANNAH - J. Saxton Daniel Jr., 92, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was born in Claxton, Georgia, son of J. Saxton Daniel Sr. and Elizabeth Brinson Daniel. While attending the University of Georgia, Sax was drafted into the United States Army Air Force serving in the meteorologist squadron during the Battle of the Bulge. After the military, Sax returned to the University of Georgia earning a bachelors degree in criminal justice. He joined the United States Probation System, retiring as Chief Probation Officer with thirty years of service. He was one of the longest serving members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry and other committees. He was also a member of the LaVida County Club, Bacon Park Golf Course and the Savannah Yacht Club. Sax loved to tell stories of the days when he went to the courthouse with his father, Judge Daniel, his time in the military to include meeting the President of the United States, and above all when you met Sax, you knew he was the life of the party and everyone was greeted with Hello My Friend. He was a true University of Georgia fan that never missed a game. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa Smith Daniel and son, Mark Smith Daniel. Surviving are his wife of thirty one years, Reba Bowen Daniel of Savannah; brother, Emory Brinson Daniel and his wife, Doris of Hickory, NC; step-son, Randy Jacobson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and step-grandson, Matthew Jacobson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and two special cousins. Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 19, 2012 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in the Church Garden. A reception will follow in the Parish House. Remembrances: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 St. Thomas Ave., Savannah, GA 31406. Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News November 18, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News on Nov. 18, 2012