Mr. Herman Utah McDaniel, 85, of Lake City, Ark., left this world to go to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Lakeside Nursing Home. Mr. McDaniel was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Big Creek, Ark., to the late John and Hattie Mae Sea Perry. Mr. McDaniel was a member of the Church of God in Lake City and a former truck driver where he was accident free for over 60 years. He enjoyed gardening, truck driving, talking on the c.b. radio and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by four daughters, Judy Russell of Lake City, Shirley Culbertson and husband Bill of Bald Knob, Ark., Brenda Croft of Kansas City, Mo., and Linda Miles of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two daughters-in-law, Shirley McDaniel of Lake City and Connie McDaniel of Cadillac, Mich.; one sister, Evelyn McKinley of Brownstown, Mich. Mr. McDaniel also leaves several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Herman McDaniel, Jr. and Ernest Roy McDaniel; one daughter, Mary Jean Basinger; two sons-in-law, David Russell and Carl Croft.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at the Church of God in Lake City with Pastor Carl Edge officiating. Burial was in the Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Faith Funeral Service of Manila, Ark.
The family received visitors from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church Friday, Dec. 23.