James Ashby Daniels Jr.
Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
James Ashby Daniels, Jr.

Peninsula - James Ashby Daniels, Jr., died 21 September, 2014, while holding the hand of his wife of 62 years, Miriam White Daniels. He passed peacefully at his home on Pates Neck in Toano, Virginia, just the way he wanted. Jim lived a very colorful life providing numerous stories and "Jimmyisms" as a part of his legacy to his adoring family and friends. He ran track at Newport News High School, attended the University of Alabama, and proudly served his country as a Marine. He never got over being a Marine and employed that training in raising his son and daughter. He considered the other branches of service as transportation services for the Marine Corps.

Jim worked for Gulf Oil most of his career and retired from Chevron. He loved his job. Love and loyalty were his mark. He loved his family most of all. He loved the woods, the marsh, and the wildlife, and he loved to identify problems for his family and friends while often offering a solution.

Jim had a love for dogs and horses and was a Master of Hounds for the Princess Anne Hunt. Not many things gave him more pleasure than hearing hounds in cry, hearing a dog tree or seeing a bird dog at point. He loved to drink whiskey, smoke a cigar, chew tobacco, and offer suggestions on how Politicians could improve this country. He loved to run his old Farmall Tractor, smell the smoke of a hickory fire, and watch a trio of mallard's pitching in just as the sky was lit with red, orange, turquoise, and yellow at sunset.

Jim Daniels would always greet his family and close friends with a hug and a kiss. He was never shy about that. He never wanted the family to doubt his love for them and none of them did. Regardless of difference in opinions and arguments, his love was still evident. Despite his achievements, his legacy will be his tight hug and his kiss and his firm handshake. No achievement could ever top that. He will be so badly missed.

Jimmy Daniels leaves many memories to his wife, Miriam White Daniels; son, Scott Daniels; his daughter, Susan McNamara; nephews, Robert and Steve Daniels; grandchildren, Courtney Livesay, John Ashby Daniels, Shelton Daniels, Elizabeth McNamara; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Ashton Livesay, Teagan Daniels, and Emory Daniels. Respective spouses, Debi Daniels, Jack McNamara, Karen Daniels, Martha Daniels, Brad Livesay, Beth Daniels, and Jennifer Daniels.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, 25 September, from 5-7 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. The service will be Friday, 26 September, at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family requests that any donations be submitted to and for the James City County Volunteer Fire and Rescue who has served the county and the family so well. If not, let me tell you what your problem is.
Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 24, 2014.
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11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA
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I think he had a good life and some wonderful grandchildren.
Bernadette E. Decker
August 25, 2020
He sounds as he was one of a kind and one like him comes every hundred years.
Significant Other
August 8, 2020
we just heard and send our love. The write up on Jimmy is wonderful, suits him well. We have lots of great memories, especially Doug as he worked with him for many years.
Mary & Doug Johnson
September 29, 2014
May your fond memories stay with you always the love and the joy you shared together.May the God of All Comfort grant you Peace,Strength,and Comfort.Please accept my sincere condolences to your family.
K Grant
September 29, 2014
Scott, sorry to learn of your dads passing. I know that you and the rest of the family will miss him terribly.
Ernie Lawrence
September 27, 2014
Jimmy taught me from an early age that real men can hug and real devotion to family. He will ever be in our hearts. Our prayers are with the family always.
The Norville Family
September 25, 2014
He was my hero.
calvin Last NamePorter
September 25, 2014
He was my hero.
September 25, 2014
Very sorry for your loss Scott.
Rocky and Tammy Dogan
September 25, 2014
Susan and Scott, I want to express condolences on the death of your father. I have fond memories of you two as you interacted with Mark, Doug and Toni.
Lois Kirby
September 24, 2014
We are all so sorry to hear of the loss of a great man. I have so many fond memories of Pates Neck and Red Dog. Your tribute in the paper was spot on...he was loved by all and will be missed by so many.
Mark Douglas
September 24, 2014
Miriam, Scott & Susan,
As a graduate of "Jimmy's Marine Boot Camp" I have admired and respected his advice both personal and business for over 50 years. I know this is a loss for all of us. I expect that Jimmy and Dad are discussing Racing Pigeons and horses at this time.
Art Vandenbree
September 24, 2014
I was so sorry to hear about your father, Scott. I've been through it and I know it's not easy to lose a man you've known and looked up to your entire life. I'll be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
September 24, 2014
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we loss a loved one in death.
T Griffin
September 24, 2014
Scott I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know you have some wonderful memories and stories that will always warm your heart. I am sending prayers for you and your family to help you get through this rough time. I know your father will be greatly missed by everyone.
Elaine Morris
September 24, 2014
There is another ANGEL in heaven. Your family is in our prayers and we send our sorrow and love. Cathy and Bruce Beville
September 24, 2014
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