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Jimmy "Bud" Gene McDaniel

June 27, 1945 — March 31, 2023

Jimmy "Bud" McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Friday, March 31, 2023 in Waldron, Arkansas. Bud was born June 27, 1945 in Waldron, Arkansas to Frank McDaniel and Edna (Prince) McDaniel. He was 77 years old.

Bud never met a stranger. Once you knew him, he was a friend for life. He loved his family and found great joy in taking care of them. Bud's family was his pride and joy. In his early part of life, he enjoyed all the pleasures of an outdoorsman. He could tell some fishing and hunting stories. He would enjoy sitting outside for hours and visit with all those who would stop by to talk or get some advice.

Bud was an avid reader and read the Bible multiple times. In his home reading and studying God's word is where he was led to accept Christ as his Lord and Savior. He would share his story with all who would listen.

Bud made his living by working in forestry. He cut and hauled pulp wood for many years to provide for his wife and family.

Bud leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son Darrell McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas and grandchildren: Dustin Adams (Tessa), Taylor Aills (Brandon), Jimmie Gipson (Maison), Sara Truitt (Dillon), and Kristie McDaniel as well as great grandchildren: Xander, Anna'Mae, Paisley, Serenity and Bo. Bud will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, nieces, nephews and friends he loved dearly.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Edna, one daughter Mary A. McDaniel, twin sister Willie Jane Newman, sisters Joann Yancey and Hazel Trozzi, and brothers: James McDaniel, Thurman McDaniel, Macky McDaniel, Coleman McDaniel and Henry McDaniel.

Bud's celebration of life service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. Travis May officiating. Arrangements and cremation are being entrusted to Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas.

Bud's visitation will be Friday, April 7, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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