James Howard McDaniel

James Howard McDaniel, 84, of Merryville, LA; born on May 3, 1933 in Homer, Ohio; passed from this life on June 21, 2017.


Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, David McDaniel of DeRidder, LA and Thomas McDaniel of Merryville, LA; daughters, Kay Spokes of Burlington, NC, Barbara Unis and Robbie of DeRidder, LA, and Fran McDaniel of Lake Charles, LA; brother, Robert McDaniel and Leona of Johnstown, OH; sister, Betty Zink and James of Gambier, OH; sister-in-law, Lena Mae Robberson of Merryville, LA; nine grandchildren:  Angelina Schwenke (Dan) of Portland, OR, Harry Spokes (Shawna) of Larkspur, CO, Amanda Parsley (Jake) of Liberty, NC,  Courtney Wolf of Chesapeake, VA, Lauren McDaniel of DeRidder, LA, Joshua McDaniel (Amanda) of Choudrant, LA, Kristen McDaniel of Merryville, LA, Jay Unis (Lauren) of Alpharetta, GA, and Jill Bryson (Deane) of Baton Rouge, LA; ten great-grandchildren:  Ashley and Brooke Spokes, Olivia, Sophia, Emily, and Haley Parsley, Jonah and Gavin Wolf, Davis McDaniel, and Jack Unis; special daughter-in-law, Nina McDaniel; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Burks McDaniel; his parents, George and Goldie McDaniel; and brother, Lee McDaniel.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home, in DeRidder, LA. Service will be Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM at The River Church in Merryville, LA. Pastor Jason Fortenberry will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Mike McDaniel, Mike Lanier, Robert Lanier, Tommy Robberson, Kolt McDaniel and Tommy Ackerman.  Burial will follow at Meadows Cemetery in Merryville, LA.

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