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816 W. Broadway
PO Box 407
Winnsboro, TX 75494
Phone: 903-342-5211
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Donald McDaniel

Donald Ray McDaniel

Tuesday, December 9, 1930 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
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Born December 9th, 1930 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Family relocated to Napa-Sonoma, California when he was 9 years old.
Learned how to fly Cessna’s while he was in high school.
He received a draft letter from the Navy, but after there was some paperwork mix up in which they couldn’t find his information. He said he didn’t want to be in the navy anyway, so he quickly went to the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot, or MCRD, and enlisted.
He was chosen for Raiders, which was akin to the Navy Seals that was started later on. After a couple of the soldiers died during training, the team was disbanded by Washington.
He was then deployed to Korea where he earned the Silver Star, the Purple Heart and multiple other commendations. He was the platoon sergeant and after being hit by mortar fire and nearly losing his life, he was sent stateside.
He worked at North Island Naval Air Station as an aircraft electrician for a few years.
Spent 7 years as a deputy with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
Relocated the family in 1970 to Irving, Texas to own and operate four gas stations with his brother-in-law Joe F. Janes.
After a period of time, he started selling real estate for Ebby Halliday Realty.
While maintaining his real estate license, he began selling insurance for Farmers Insurance Group.
After several years of selling insurance, he was hired as one of the twelve field investigators for the Texas Real Estate Commission.
The family attended Calvary Temple church in Irving for all the years they were in Irving, and Donald eventually became a church elder there as well as a Sunday school teacher. He also spent time as a counselor for the 700 Club.
In 1980, he purchased acreage in Golden, Texas. Being a carpenter and a journeyman electrician, he built and wired his two story home and the family has lived there to this day.
He was involved in many social activities over the years, including the Korean War Veterans Association and The Order of the Purple Heart.
Over the last 39 years in East Texas, he stayed active in church and formed many long lasting relationships.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Joyce; son, Donald Mark; daughters, Christine Heermans and Vicky Shepherd; sister, Joie Janes an aunt, Mary Dean Rice from Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
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  • Service

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Pilgrims Rest #2 Cemetery
    Address
    205 County Road 2376
    Golden, TX 75444
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    Officiant
    Bro. David Hartsfield
  • Interment

    Location
    Pilgrims Rest Cemetery #2
    Address
    Address Not Available

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