Sun City - Sun City, AZ. Bill J. McDaniel, 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, October, 11, 2019. He will be buried at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, TX.
Bill was born February, 28, 1939, in Merced, CA, to Olen Cass McDaniel and Mary Edna McDaniel. He served in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman primarily stationed aboard the USS Midway. He was honorably discharged in 1962. He then received his Bachelor of Science in Transportation in 1971, and his Master of Business Administration in 1972, both at Golden Gate University.
Bill met his wife, Kathleen McDaniel, in Walnut Creek, Calif., in 1991. Bill retired in 1999 from Union Pacific Railroad, then he and his wife moved from San Diego, CA, to Arlington, TX in 2004. Bill was very active in volunteering his time to help others through his service with Mission Arlington, Lake Arlington Baptist Church and many other programs. In 2016, he moved to Sun City, AZ after the untimely death of Kathleen. He later became a member of Grace Bible Church. He loved the Lord with all his heart and soul, and praised Him daily in prayer and song. He is now in His loving arms. He will be severely missed by his family and friends.
Proceeded in death by parents, Olen McDaniel and Mary Carter; wife, Kathleen McDaniel; brother, Wayne Wells; sisters, Maxine Wells and Bonnie Luthi. Survivors: He is survived by sons Barry McDaniel and Brian Cox; daughters, Becky O'Connor (Chris), Kristin Meier (Bob), and Kerri Cox; grandchildren, Joshua O'Connor, Heather Briana O'Connor, Nicholas O'Connor, Adam McDaniel, Draco McDaniel and Joshua Aldrich; great-granddaughter, Elaina O'Connor; sister, Shirley Lee (John), brothers David Lee (Cathy), and Mike Carter (Pam).