Rev. Robert Daniel

Published 2:51 pm Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Born in South Boston, Va., the sixth of 11 children, he was the son of the late Alfred and Matilda Matthews Daniel. He was a veteran of WWII and was a member of the American Legion Post #8. Rev. Daniel was a 1952 graduate of Bob Jones University and South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. For 22 years he pastored churches in Virginia, Missouri and North Carolina. In addition, he taught junior high school for 12 years and was a social worker for the Jasper County Child Welfare Services and Adoptive Agency for six years in Missouri.&bsp; He also served as director of welfare in Henry County, Va., from 1974 to his retirement. Mr. Daniel was formerly a member of the Southside Baptist Church, South Boston, Va., where he taught the adult Bible class for 16 years. He also served as superintendent of the Sunday school and was a member of the deacon and trustee board and had served as treasurer of the church. At the time of his death he was a member of the Tuapau Baptist Church, Startex, S.C.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Toms Daniel of Woodruff, S.C.; three sons, Danny Daniel, Charles Daniel and Raleigh Daniel, all of Texas; three daughters, Evelyn Joy Daniel of Forest City, N.C., Judy Collins of Moore, S.C., and Jeanne Daniel Derderian of Opelousas, La.; two brothers, George Daniel (Nell) of Virgilina, Va., and Jeff Daniel (Marybell) of Richmond, Va. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 in the Tucapau Baptist Church, Startex, S.C., with Dr. Bill Pate officiating.

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Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, where bagpipes will be played by his grandson, David Daniel of San Antonio, Tx.

Memorials may be made to your local hospice.

An on-line guest register may be signed for the family at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, is in charge of arrangements for the family.

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