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1931 James 2021

James A. McDaniel

October 21, 1931 — January 23, 2021


James McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, January 23, 2021 in Waldron, Arkansas. James was born October 21, 1931 to Frank and Edna McDaniel in Abbott, Arkansas. He was 89 years, 3 months, and 2 days old.

As a young man of 18, James met and married his bride, May Fern Beshears. Together they cherished 71 years of hard work, dedication, and family. They have seen the good and the bad, but together they conquered it all and remained strong and committed to each other. James enjoyed coon hunting and sitting outside under his old oak tree, waving at his neighbors when they drove by. James loved watching his grandbabies outside running and playing. His love for his family was undeniable.

James leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Fern McDaniel of the home, two daughters; Janice Goad and husband Wayne of Pocola, Oklahoma and Carol Wagner of Waldron, Arkansas, four sons; Larry McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas, Loyd McDaniel and wife Jody of Waldron, Arkansas, Lonnie McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas, and Lenny McDaniel of Waldron, Arkansas. James is also survived by one brother Jimmy (Bud) McDaniel. Papa will always remain in the hearts of his 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. James will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones dear to his heart.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Edna, his siblings: Coleman McDaniel, Mack McDaniel, Thurman (Bo) McDaniel, Henry McDaniel, JoAnn Yancy, Hazel Trozzi, and Jane Newman.

James' graveside life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at Centerpoint Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Pat Ray Biggs officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

James' pallbearers will be Nathan Wagner, Ethan McDaniel, Henry (Bobo) McDaniel, Jack (Bobo) Yancey, PeeWee Russell, and David Long. Honorary pallbearers will be Shylar McDaniel, Jay McDaniel, Paul Page, and Scotty Davis.

James' visitation will be Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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