Gene T. DanielJuly 5, 1936 ~ September 25, 2017 (age 81)
ALBANY – Gene T. Daniel was born in Overton County Tennessee, the son of Floyd Herbert Daniel and Ruby (Garrett) Daniel, on July, 5, 1936. He passed away on September 25, 2017 after a brief illness. Gene was married to his wife Delcie Lorene (Ledbetter) for 62 years. They moved to the Muncie area in 1956.
Gene farmed for many years in the Randolph county area. He worked for Marhoefer Meat Packing Company, until it closed; followed by Ball Corporation; finally retiring from General Motors after 19 years.
Gene enjoyed spending time with his family and loved having them around. He had a gift for storytelling, sharing stories of his life growing up in Tennessee, work life, and those he met throughout his life. He loved outdoor activities, particularly gardening and fishing. He could regularly be found sitting under his favorite shade tree in the yard just enjoying the breeze. Gene could fix anything and prided himself on figuring out how things worked. He was well-loved.
He is survived by his wife Delcie Lorene and five children, Amellia Lois Bousman (husband: Terry), Muncie; Edward Gene Daniel (wife: Amy), New Richmond, OH; Sharon Lee Hinkle (husband: Jeff), Roanoke, VA; Marsha Kay Sherrell (husband: David), Yorktown; Lorinda Daniel Moore (husband: Greg), Nantucket, MA. He is also survived by one aunt: Charlsie Van Koughnett; one brother, Kenneth Daniel; three sisters, Ann Winningham, Ridgeville; Helen Pierce (husband: Junior), Rickman, TN; and Judy Hughes (husband: Keith), Livingston, TN; eight grandchildren, Joshua Bousman; Steven Bousman (wife: Michelle); Callie Daniel; Ethan Daniel; Jameson Hinkle; Laura Sherrell; Craig Sherrell; and Avery Moore. Great grandchildren, Trey and Logan Bousman. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Noel Daniel, Betty Allred, Carl Daniel, Margie Wilburn, and Peggy Bullock.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday September 28, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Meacham Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Speck Funeral Home, Livingston, TN, with burial following at Wirmington Cemetery, Overton County, TN.