James R. “Sonny” McDaniel, 68, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, August 20, 2012, at the Lake Wales Medical Center.
He was born August 9, 1944, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Gordon Russell and Elsie (Barnett) McDaniel; he came to the area in 1954. He was in the flooring business for 45 years and the owner/operator of All About Floors. He enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, playing pool and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Brenda McDaniel; daughters, Stacy Cavanaugh (Jordan) of Lake Wales and Mitsie Steedley Allsop (Marc) of Brighton, England; sons, James R. “Sonny” McDaniel Jr. of Lake Wales, Frederick “Rick” McDaniel of Lake Wales, Murry McDaniel of Lake Wales, Russell Moore of Auburndale and Stephen Steedley of Lake Wales; sisters, Jean Taylor of Lake Wales, Barbara Dawson of Lake Wales, Peggy Bryant of Holly Pond, Ala., and Angie Spotwood (Jeff) of Lake Wales; brothers, Gary McDaniel of Macon, Ga., and Jack McDaniel (Toni) of Winter Haven; and 17 grandchildren.
Memorial service is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with Rev. Walter Nelson officiating. For those who wish, donations may be sent to the Moffitt Cancer Foundation, Post Office Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623-2827.
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Marion Nelson is in charge of arrangements.