James Clark McDaniel, 83, of Athens, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late William R. and Callie Adair McDaniel.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: William “Bill” McDaniel, Glenn McDaniel, and Henry McDaniel.
He retired from Duracell and was a deacon and member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Catherine Pauline Bryan McDaniel, of Athens; one daughter, Cathy Lynne Smith of Athens; two grandchildren: Kevin Ray Baker and Corey James Baker; one great-granddaughter, Kylie Baker; one brother, John McDaniel of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Jimmy Elliott officiating.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in McMinn Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, please sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.