James C. Daniel, Sr.

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Funeral Service for James C. Daniel, Sr., 75 of Poteau, Oklahoma will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, Oklahoma with Reverend Jim Crouch and Reverend Tommy Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Springhill Cemetery in Monroe, Oklahoma under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Poteau, Oklahoma

He was born on February 1, 1947 in Monroe, Oklahoma to Pervie Rosetta (Mitchell) Daniel and Alvin Daniel and passed away on September 2, 2022 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents; Alvin and Pervie Daniel; sisters, Ella Lee Bowles, Nancy Loraine Wood; and granddaughter, Ashley Walker.

James was the oldest of five children, he graduated from Howe High School in 1965, and drafted by the United States Army in 1966. He was a trucker in the 7th Army, stationed in Mannheim, Germany, and was honorably discharged in 1972.
He married Marsha Ruth Haynie in June 1970, together they had two children, James Coleman, Jr. and Sonja Gayle.

He met Lois in 2012 and they made their home in Wister until 2016 when they moved to Poteau.

James was a truck driver by trade, working for OK Farms for 37 years. He drove long hauls over a number of states before transferring to the live haul office in 2004, where he worked until his retirement at the age of 72 in 2019.

If James was not aggravating someone, he probably did not like them. He was always picking on his kids, grandkids, and just about anyone he came in contact with.

He was known by his nickname, Whiskey, which he came by honestly from his famous moonshine making days. He was best at smoking food, especially brisket and ribs, at the family reunions. He was a hard worker, never met a stranger, and leaves a legacy that will not be forgotten.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Vinson of the home; sons, Jim Daniel and wife Kim of Sachse, Texas, Heath Walker of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Shawn Walker of Greenwood, Arkansas; daughters, Sonja Ray and husband Steven of Madill, Oklahoma, Michelle Fredrickson and husband David of Poteau, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Hunter Daniel, Jordan Schrunk, Emily Walker, Kenyon Walker, Mark Allen, Jr., Kaitlyn Allen, Andrew Ray, Jacob Fredrickson, Coy Fredrickson, Kodie Fredrickson; great grand children, Mark Allen, III, Savannah Allen; brothers, Stan Daniel, Steve Daniel, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Pallbearers will be Steven Ray, Andrew Ray, Jim Daniel, Hunter Daniel, Heath Walker, Jason Bowles, and David Fredrickson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Allen, Jordan Schrunk, Keith Smallwood, and Wendall Shepard.

Viewing and Visitation will be Tuesday 9am-8pm with family greeting friends from 5pm - 7pm .

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