Mr. Andrew-Daniel, Sr.-Obituary

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Mr. Andrew Daniel, Sr.

Smithville, Georgia

1932 - 2019


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J. W. Williams Funeral Home, Inc. Obituary

United States Army Veteran, Mr. Andrew Daniel, Sr. of 352 West Church Street, Smithville, Georgia died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Daniel was the owner of Dad's Barber Shop in Americus, Georgia.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11 a.m., in the sanctuary of Friendship Baptist Church, Americus Georgia. Burial with military honors, will follow at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville Georgia.

Mr. Andrew Daniel, Sr. was born     September 24, 1932 in Americus, Georgia to Elder and Jimmie Lee Daniel Champion. He was married to Doris Allen Daniel. He was preceded in death by his parents: Elder and Jimmie Lee Daniel Champion; sons, Andrew Daniel, Jr. and Dwayne Holmes; brothers, George F. Champion and Theotis “Ray” Daniel, Sr.; sisters, Jenniel C. Johnson and Evelyn C. Hylick.


Andrew graduated from A. S. Staley High School. After completing high school, he served in the United States Army. Upon completing his service in the military, he moved to Rochester, New York and opened his own barbershop. After a number of years, he relocated to Americus, Georgia where he opened another barbershop called, “Dad’s.”


He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was a member of the Big Bethel Baptist Church.


He was a Prince Hall 33rd Degree Mason and a member of Al Rakim #142 Shrine Temple. He was also a longtime member of the American Legion.


Andrew was an accomplished trumpet player and up until recent years, he played every New Year’s Eve at the American Legion. He was able to boast that he played with many well known bands and musicians such as Count Basie. The U. S. Army Band also enjoyed the musical talents of Andrew Daniel, Sr.


Mr. Daniel leaves to cherish his memory: his lovely wife, Doris Allen Daniel; children: Angela Barnes (Gregory), Deborah Kilburn (Winston), Eric Bell (Natalie), Bonita King (Steven), Tana Winstead, Dana Hollis, Carmen Winstead,   Alvin Winstead, Lynwood Holmes, III (Brenda), Sandra Daniel (William), Larry Holmes, Cheryl Holmes, Donna Ervin, Derrick Holmes, Gregory Holmes, Etheleen), Winford Holmes (Jackie), and Clarissa Bryant; a daughter-in-law, Harriett Holmes; sisters: Thelma Johnson, Dr. Lois C. Price, Ola C. Dawsey, Barbara C. Mitchell, Carolyn C. Mallory, and Myrtice C. Johnson; one brother: James C. Senior and a host of grand and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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To Mrs. Doris and all the family members of Mr. Dad, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May the God who comforts us all in a time like this be your comforter. With sincere sympathy.

Please accept my deepest sympathy Daniel family. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort who understands your loss. He will be missed.

Rest in peace Uncle Dad. I will always remember and cherish the times I came over and visited you and the funny jokes and stories you would tell.
Love you Uncle Dad
My heartfelt condolences and prayers to Doris and all the family.
Love and prayers to you all

My prayers is with the family.

Sending our love and condolences to our family at this difficult time. Have faith in knowing that Dad is at peace and has been reunited with his love ones that have passed on before him....with love the Dotson/Daniels family

Extending our deepest condolences to our family.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

With sincere deepest sympathy from friends at Americus Shoe Shop

The Johnson Family of Ft. Valley, Ga. gives their heartfelt condolences to Mr. Daniel better known as Dad family