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Obituary: Gary Richard Daniel


Gary Richard Daniel, age 73, died at home Saturday, August 23, with his wife and family at his bedside. He was born January 5, 1941, to his parents, Robert Lee Daniel and C'Belle O'Steen Daniel. He graduated from Florida High School in 1960 where he played basketball. He served in the U.S. Army, and lived in Tallahassee most of his life. He worked in telecommunications with the telephone company and the Department of Agriculture. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Daniel; mother, C'Belle O'Steen Daniel; and older brother Wayne Daniel. Gary was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to spend time with his family. He was known as a man of honesty, integrity, and tremendous character. The celebration of life for Gary Daniel was held Thursday, August 28, at 4:00 p.m. at Morningside Baptist Church, 1560 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32317, where he was a member. The family received friends at a visitation preceding the service at 3:00 p.m. at Morningside. Gary is survived by his wife, Marie Welch Daniel; son, Gregg Daniel and wife Joette; daughter, Sheri Daniel Booth and husband Jason; Gina Waters Hartsfield and husband Rick; all of Tallahassee; and Kimberly Waters Alvarez and husband Miguel of Kansas City, Kansas. He was the proud grandfather to Morghan, Tylar, and Jahred Daniel; Jadyn and Jacob Booth; Jessica and Graham Hartsfield; and Trevor, Mason and Abby Alvarez. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32308-5428 or the, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee Florida, 32303.

Beggs Funeral Home, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311, (850)942-2929 is assisting the family in the arrangements.

(Gary's wife is the former Marie Welch of Lee, Florida)

John Bullard

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