Obituary for James McDaniel Jr.
On Sunday, May 14, 2017, Mr. James Henry McDaniel, Jr. ended his earthly journey following a brief illness.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, May 16 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, May 17 at Rocky Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Tamara Wensil officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in the church cemetery.
James was born July 4, 1941, the son of the late Henry McDaniel and Thelma Ledbetter McDaniel. He graduated from Hartsell High School and attended Carolina Business College before joining the U.S. Air Force, serving four years. He retired from Honda Cars of Concord after 50 years of service with Hendrick Automotive group. James was an active member of Rocky Ridge Methodist Church, holding many offices over the past years. He was also a member of the Cabarrus Masonic Lodge 720, the York Rites and the Vietnam Veterans Group. James had a great love for his family, his church and his friends.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Mabrey McDaniel; a son, Brian McDaniel and wife, Stephanie of Harrisburg; a daughter, Terri Todd and husband, Kevin of Concord; three grandchildren who were the lights of his life, Austin and Madison McDaniel and Katie Todd; sisters, Kathy M. Benton and husband, David and Jeanie M. Measmer; brother-in-law and wife, Craven and Cindy Mabrey and many other loving relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Ridge United Methodist Church, 1428 Old Charlotte Road SW, Concord, NC 28027, to Life Share of the Carolinas (organ donation) 5000-D Airport Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.