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Charlton Bradford "C.B." Daniel Jr.

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C.B. Daniel Jr.


Charlton Bradford Daniel, Jr. (C.B.), a long time resident and community leader in Gainesville, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008, surrounded by his family.

C.B. was born in Decatur, AL on August 27, 1939 to Truly Mae and Charlton B. Daniel. After his family moved to Ocala, FL in 1957, CB graduated from Ocala High then served our nation proudly in the United States Navy.

Following his service in the Navy, C.B. moved to Gainesville and met Carolyn, who would become his loving and devoted wife of 44 years.

He worked his way through college and earned his BS in Journalism from the University of Florida.

Following his graduation, C.B. began his outstanding career at General Electric in Louisville, KY where he served as Communications Manager. After serving in that capacity for three years, C.B. and Carolyn realized that their heart was in Gainesville and moved back in the early 70's.

C.B. entered the banking industry in 1975 as Executive Vice President of First Federal Savings and Loan. Following the sale of First Federal, C.B. was tapped by Florida National Bank for the position of President where he led his bank to the top rated Florida National Bank in 1989. When Florida National merged with First Union in 1990, he became city President of First Union and later, the Area President and Chairman for North Central Florida.

In 1995, C.B. was appointed to the Florida Board of Regents by Governor Lawton Chiles.

In the 2000's, C.B. served with Av-Med Healthcare's corporate management team, Mercantile Bank and most recently Chairman of Alarion Bank's Community Council.

CB was actively involved in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Chairman of the Council for Economic Outreach (CEO), Chairman for the Florida Aviation Task Force, Chairman of the March of Dimes, Chairman of the 's Heart Ball, Director of the United Negro College Fund, President of the United Way, Director of the Girl's Club, President of the Boy's Club, Captain of the Quarterback Club, the gator Tip-Off Club, UF Alumni Association, President of the Chamber of Commerce and in 2008 received the Chamber's prestigious "Legacy Award".

C.B. had a life-long passion for golf, Gator athletics, and sharing good times with friends. His greatest passion, however, was his family. His devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren was second to none and brought him great joy.

C.B. leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Carolyn, their three children and three grandchildren who affectionately know him as "Poppy". His son, Brad (Belen) grandson Dylan -Plantation, FL, daughter Brittany -Los Angeles, CA, daughter Cynthia Daniel-Hauser (Cole) grandsons, Ryland and Colt-Malibu, CA, and sister Sandra Foster(Gerald)-Knoxville, TN.

A celebration of C.B.'s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 at Trinity United Methodist Church 4000 NW 53 Ave., Gainesville, FL.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of C.B. Daniel to the Girls Club of Alachua County, 2101 N.W. 39th Ave. 32605, , 3801 N.W. 40th Terrace, 32606, March of Dimes, 1831 N.W. 13th Street, 32609 or Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., 32606.

Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, Fl. 32601 (352) 376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2008
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